IT was ironic that during the road congestion in Henley last week police decided to stop drivers at a checkpoint
IT was ironic that during the road congestion in Henley last week police decided to stop drivers at a checkpoint in Reading Road. The officers were hardly likely to catch anyone speeding since the traffic was at a standstill.
However, they did manage to spot 52 drivers committing an offence in just three hours on the Tuesday morning. Thirty were caught not wearing a seatbelt, 20 were seen using mobile phones at the wheel and one had no insurance.
Inspector Mark Harling, head of Henley police, says: “People make representations to us about people driving while using a phone and not wearing seatbelts and we know it is a problem. I hope that those people who were spoken to on that day will reflect on the importance of theirs and other people’s safety when driving.”
Meanwhile, athletes taking part in Challenge Henley, which caused 12-hour road closures, complained online about being delayed on their way back to their accommodation by roadworks in Marlow. Oh, the irony!