Police stop speeding motorists in Loudwater after petition

Police stop speeding motorists in Loudwater after petition

PC Sheikh using speed gun

PC Sheikh using speed gun

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A PETITION set-up to stop speeding on a busy Loudwater road has received the backing of Police who have since reprimanded 22 drivers in the area.

Home-owners in Kingsmead Road have petitioned to get more speed measures put in place on the road and Police are now working to reprimand offenders.

PC Bushra Sheikh (pictured) who organised the speeding enforcement, said: “Today has been quiet, but the last few times we have been here we issued about seven fines in an hour.

“We will be recording the average speed of this road soon, we have caught some people driving up to 42mph.”

PC Sheikh also reported that a resident who lives on Kingsmead Road who signed the petition, was caught speeding and issued with a £60 fine.

Councillor Trevor Snaith, Ryemead Wycombe District Council, said: “The police team have done a great job reinforcing the work done by local residents in highlighting Kingsmead Road as an area that warrants further attention.”

Kingsmead Road has a number of speed calming measures but on a stretch of road by the entrance to High Wycombe Rugby Club, motorists are often said to break the 30mph speed limit.

The police team has completed numerous enforcement activities on the road during the morning, afternoon and evening.

Between November 2013 and January 2014 a total of 22 motorists were issued with £60 fines and had their driving licenses endorsed with three points.

Inspector Morland, from the Neighbourhood policing team, said: “Residents have highlighted speeding as a concern and the tickets issued shows motorists must slow down, it is a residential area this is why it is 30 mph.”

Overall 30 drivers have been spoken to so far and warned of the dangers of driving fast.

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1:11pm Fri 7 Mar 14

wigster says...

How about an article on the state of the roads in this area , they are disgusting. The number of potholes increases every day, but have I seen anyone repairing them NO! , why do we pay road tax ?. I have seen better roads in so called third world countries. Bucks CC should take a nice drive around here and see for themselves before they go to the garage for repairs !
How about an article on the state of the roads in this area , they are disgusting. The number of potholes increases every day, but have I seen anyone repairing them NO! , why do we pay road tax ?. I have seen better roads in so called third world countries. Bucks CC should take a nice drive around here and see for themselves before they go to the garage for repairs ! wigster
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12:20am Sat 8 Mar 14

Malc London says...

People see some doing 80mph in a 30mph zone and police then catch people doing 35mpg and say they are responding to local concerns. Don't complain about speeding as police will use this against the magority of sensible motorists and the few who are the cause of the complaint will not get caught.
People see some doing 80mph in a 30mph zone and police then catch people doing 35mpg and say they are responding to local concerns. Don't complain about speeding as police will use this against the magority of sensible motorists and the few who are the cause of the complaint will not get caught. Malc London
  • Score: 1

12:23pm Sat 8 Mar 14

JUSTANOTHERMUM says...

Hope they crack down on the speeders on the A40 London Road Loudwater next. Me & my daughters use the crossing by Biffa, I cant let them cross on their own because its too dangerous. Half the time the traffic does not stop on red because they are going too fast. Up to 60mph sometimes I would guess. We take our life in our hands trying to cross the road & if you say anything to the drivers they give you abuse like its our fault for holding them up ! However I do think there should be more signs when coming from the town direction because people don't seem to know that its 30mph.
Hope they crack down on the speeders on the A40 London Road Loudwater next. Me & my daughters use the crossing by Biffa, I cant let them cross on their own because its too dangerous. Half the time the traffic does not stop on red because they are going too fast. Up to 60mph sometimes I would guess. We take our life in our hands trying to cross the road & if you say anything to the drivers they give you abuse like its our fault for holding them up ! However I do think there should be more signs when coming from the town direction because people don't seem to know that its 30mph. JUSTANOTHERMUM
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12:52pm Sat 8 Mar 14

vannin says...

If the Local Plan goes ahead, Kingsmead Rd residents will have have to cope with the close presence of the slip road to the new Junction 3A to be built at the top of Abbey Barn Lane. The slip road will probably start where Spring Lane used to be.

At least the council and police took some kind of action to install traffic-calming in the road and I realise this is related to the presence of Loudwater School.

**** Lane, on the other hand , where volume of speeding traffic grows every day, has been a rat-run for years. Badgering the traffic boss at Bucks CC, did not get results like Treadaway Hill and Kingsmead Rd, although there is a school at the upper end of **** Lane. Both police and council have said there have not been enough serious accidents yet, and also indicate it will take a fatality for any action to be taken.....and this Gomm Valley area is earmarked for 640 new dwellings!!!!! I am fed up with runaway speeding cars mounting my piece of pavement and fear for my life.

vannin
If the Local Plan goes ahead, Kingsmead Rd residents will have have to cope with the close presence of the slip road to the new Junction 3A to be built at the top of Abbey Barn Lane. The slip road will probably start where Spring Lane used to be. At least the council and police took some kind of action to install traffic-calming in the road and I realise this is related to the presence of Loudwater School. **** Lane, on the other hand , where volume of speeding traffic grows every day, has been a rat-run for years. Badgering the traffic boss at Bucks CC, did not get results like Treadaway Hill and Kingsmead Rd, although there is a school at the upper end of **** Lane. Both police and council have said there have not been enough serious accidents yet, and also indicate it will take a fatality for any action to be taken.....and this Gomm Valley area is earmarked for 640 new dwellings!!!!! I am fed up with runaway speeding cars mounting my piece of pavement and fear for my life. vannin vannin
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12:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

vannin says...

I have to giggle at the fact that the dreaded asterisk censor has wiped out my road-name!!! It is the male of HEN and is a wellknown turning off the A40 where the dreadful traffic light system is, also the former Red Lion pub now called The Junction. Too bad this newspaper has such a censor that the male word for hen is wiped out when the message content mentions human lives..
I have to giggle at the fact that the dreaded asterisk censor has wiped out my road-name!!! It is the male of HEN and is a wellknown turning off the A40 where the dreadful traffic light system is, also the former Red Lion pub now called The Junction. Too bad this newspaper has such a censor that the male word for hen is wiped out when the message content mentions human lives.. vannin
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10:50pm Sat 8 Mar 14

legiopatrianostra says...

PC Bushra Sheikh is not in full uniform while undertaking her duty is she? PS, what's more dangerous in Wycombe, is the state of the roads and evidently, that pavement.
PC Bushra Sheikh is not in full uniform while undertaking her duty is she? PS, what's more dangerous in Wycombe, is the state of the roads and evidently, that pavement. legiopatrianostra
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