Speeding checks show a problem

A community speed check being carried out by Ian Wardrop (l) and Stephen Nicholls (r)

A community speed check being carried out by Ian Wardrop (l) and Stephen Nicholls (r)

First published in Local News

Speed checks caught more than 100 offenders in two days in July.

Checks between July 23 and July 25 caught 27 offenders on Maldon Road at Great Totham, 22 offenders at Witham Road, Wickham Bishops and 53 at Fambridge Road, Hazeleigh.

The checks were carried out in response to concerns raised by the Wickham Bishops residents.

Ian Wardrop, 67, parish councillor and Speedwatch coordinator for Wickham Bishops, said residents were determined to see a reduction in speed.

He said: “There have been concerns in the village about speeding for some time.

“Traffic through the village is regularly travelling at quite a speed.

“The road also has a lot of pedestrian movements.”

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10:54am Fri 8 Aug 14

nikkigef says...

I drive through Great Totham and Wickham Bishops every day to and from work and the residents themselves speed.
They pull out of their drives and wizz off up the road well over the speed limit. Perhaps those members of the community should practice what they preach.
I drive through Great Totham and Wickham Bishops every day to and from work and the residents themselves speed. They pull out of their drives and wizz off up the road well over the speed limit. Perhaps those members of the community should practice what they preach. nikkigef
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6:47am Sat 9 Aug 14

Pbloke says...

nikkigef wrote:
I drive through Great Totham and Wickham Bishops every day to and from work and the residents themselves speed.
They pull out of their drives and wizz off up the road well over the speed limit. Perhaps those members of the community should practice what they preach.
You're right as a resident of GT I like nothing better to drive up and down the Village at 70mph discarding my MacDonald's wrappers, or if the mood takes me I put on my his-vis and get in my astra van and drive up and down the village flashing anyone who dares to be doing the speed limit I Many even overtake them on a blind corner, someone even had the audacity to try to use the crossing so as a local I thought it correct to show them the error of their ways and drive across it while they were still on it.
Sometimes I get all the rubbish in my car, put it in a Tesco's or any other plastic bag, put a little knot in the top and launch it in the hedge, only it GT though as a pointed out by nikkigef.
[quote][p][bold]nikkigef[/bold] wrote: I drive through Great Totham and Wickham Bishops every day to and from work and the residents themselves speed. They pull out of their drives and wizz off up the road well over the speed limit. Perhaps those members of the community should practice what they preach.[/p][/quote]You're right as a resident of GT I like nothing better to drive up and down the Village at 70mph discarding my MacDonald's wrappers, or if the mood takes me I put on my his-vis and get in my astra van and drive up and down the village flashing anyone who dares to be doing the speed limit I Many even overtake them on a blind corner, someone even had the audacity to try to use the crossing so as a local I thought it correct to show them the error of their ways and drive across it while they were still on it. Sometimes I get all the rubbish in my car, put it in a Tesco's or any other plastic bag, put a little knot in the top and launch it in the hedge, only it GT though as a pointed out by nikkigef. Pbloke
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8:27pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Regbluebottle says...

Yeah, there's loads of accidents on the roads where they carried out these checks....NOT!!!

It doesn't mention what percentage of traffic those figures represent. So, over a 3 day period just over 100 vehicles were *caught* speeding spread over 3 locations. There must be at least 2000 vehicles travelling on each of those routes in each direction every day, so 100 speeding vehicles out of 6000 journeys is about 0.016%

Why don't these idiots stop playing at being revenue raisers for the Government and do some voluntary work for local charities instead.
Yeah, there's loads of accidents on the roads where they carried out these checks....NOT!!! It doesn't mention what percentage of traffic those figures represent. So, over a 3 day period just over 100 vehicles were *caught* speeding spread over 3 locations. There must be at least 2000 vehicles travelling on each of those routes in each direction every day, so 100 speeding vehicles out of 6000 journeys is about 0.016% Why don't these idiots stop playing at being revenue raisers for the Government and do some voluntary work for local charities instead. Regbluebottle
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12:01pm Mon 11 Aug 14

manpig says...

The Gt Tot one was over no longer than 2 hours if that makes a difference from what I saw. Ive certainly got no issue with local communities trying to improve safety for their families etc. whereever it is. Id be concerned if these groups can actually generate revenue from fines but doubt they can / I hope they can't!

From my experience cars do bomb down maldon road through Gt Tot but wickham bishops im not to sure about that....
The Gt Tot one was over no longer than 2 hours if that makes a difference from what I saw. Ive certainly got no issue with local communities trying to improve safety for their families etc. whereever it is. Id be concerned if these groups can actually generate revenue from fines but doubt they can / I hope they can't! From my experience cars do bomb down maldon road through Gt Tot but wickham bishops im not to sure about that.... manpig
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1:09pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

Regbluebottle wrote:
Yeah, there's loads of accidents on the roads where they carried out these checks....NOT!!!

It doesn't mention what percentage of traffic those figures represent. So, over a 3 day period just over 100 vehicles were *caught* speeding spread over 3 locations. There must be at least 2000 vehicles travelling on each of those routes in each direction every day, so 100 speeding vehicles out of 6000 journeys is about 0.016%

Why don't these idiots stop playing at being revenue raisers for the Government and do some voluntary work for local charities instead.
I know this is going to sound pedantic, but that's 1.6%. Not exactly alarming, if using Reg's 6,000 vehicle guess.

However, we don't know how long the yellow vest brigade were out for (2 hours in Gt Totham it seems), so 100 in 2 hours is quite high, whereas 100 in 12 hours maybe not so.

As ever with this paper, more info required...
[quote][p][bold]Regbluebottle[/bold] wrote: Yeah, there's loads of accidents on the roads where they carried out these checks....NOT!!! It doesn't mention what percentage of traffic those figures represent. So, over a 3 day period just over 100 vehicles were *caught* speeding spread over 3 locations. There must be at least 2000 vehicles travelling on each of those routes in each direction every day, so 100 speeding vehicles out of 6000 journeys is about 0.016% Why don't these idiots stop playing at being revenue raisers for the Government and do some voluntary work for local charities instead.[/p][/quote]I know this is going to sound pedantic, but that's 1.6%. Not exactly alarming, if using Reg's 6,000 vehicle guess. However, we don't know how long the yellow vest brigade were out for (2 hours in Gt Totham it seems), so 100 in 2 hours is quite high, whereas 100 in 12 hours maybe not so. As ever with this paper, more info required... Hawthorne
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