Police: Caught drivers had made complaints about speeding in Chesham

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RESIDENTS who had complained about speeding motorists have subsequently been caught driving too quickly by police.

Speeding had been identified by Chesham residents as one of the offences they wanted officers to clamp down on the most.

A number of speed enforcement exercises were then carried out around the town to stop people breaking the limits.

Several motorists were then stopped by officers and either fined and/or given three points on their licence or offered a Speed Awareness Course.

But the report into the police operation stated: “Unfortunately, the majority of offenders were from the Chesham area, and indeed were local residents in the area who had been complaining of speeding motorists.”

The Thames Valley Police report added: “We will continue to undertake speed enforcement operations and deal with the offenders accordingly.”

Meanwhile, signs that activate when motorists are driving too quickly are to be installed in the Great Missenden area.

Two sites with speeding problems have been identified after a survey by Transport for Bucks and the Parish Council, and signs will be put up in both locations. They light up to remind approaching speeding drivers to slow down.

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4:31pm Thu 27 Dec 12

piran says...

Ironic or what!
Ironic or what! piran

6:24pm Thu 27 Dec 12

retchub says...

the word HYPOCRIT springs to mind
the word HYPOCRIT springs to mind retchub

6:24pm Thu 27 Dec 12

retchub says...

the word HYPOCRIT springs to mind
the word HYPOCRIT springs to mind retchub

7:17pm Thu 27 Dec 12

geoffW says...

Are you lot thick or what?

The speeders in residential areas are bound to be locals.

Nowhere does it say that those residents who complained were those caught, all the poice said was "... indeed were local residents in the area who had been complaining of speeding motorists."

We have a few idiots round where I live that like who think they are Button or Hamilton. If we complained they might get caught, but they certainly wouldn't be the ones who complained in the first place.

The headline is totally stupid. But whay do you expect from The Bucks Free Press.

Mr Carswell should tale him time when reading what has been said by the police before trying to make something out of nothing. Doh!
Are you lot thick or what? The speeders in residential areas are bound to be locals. Nowhere does it say that those residents who complained were those caught, all the poice said was "... indeed were local residents in the area who had been complaining of speeding motorists." We have a few idiots round where I live that like who think they are Button or Hamilton. If we complained they might get caught, but they certainly wouldn't be the ones who complained in the first place. The headline is totally stupid. But whay do you expect from The Bucks Free Press. Mr Carswell should tale him time when reading what has been said by the police before trying to make something out of nothing. Doh! geoffW

11:05pm Thu 27 Dec 12

J B Blackett says...

Going by the photo , the Chesham police tazer speeding motorists.
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And probably pedestrians too.
Going by the photo , the Chesham police tazer speeding motorists. . And probably pedestrians too. J B Blackett

5:29am Fri 28 Dec 12

Malc London says...

What could happen is residents see someone (possibly in a stolen car) doing 70mph in a 30mph zone and say that's a priority concern.

The Police then set traps which catch people only slightly over the speed limit.
What could happen is residents see someone (possibly in a stolen car) doing 70mph in a 30mph zone and say that's a priority concern. The Police then set traps which catch people only slightly over the speed limit. Malc London

5:55am Fri 28 Dec 12

listerps2 says...

geoffW wrote:
Are you lot thick or what?

The speeders in residential areas are bound to be locals.

Nowhere does it say that those residents who complained were those caught, all the poice said was "... indeed were local residents in the area who had been complaining of speeding motorists."

We have a few idiots round where I live that like who think they are Button or Hamilton. If we complained they might get caught, but they certainly wouldn't be the ones who complained in the first place.

The headline is totally stupid. But whay do you expect from The Bucks Free Press.

Mr Carswell should tale him time when reading what has been said by the police before trying to make something out of nothing. Doh!
Erm, no they are not thick they read the article "But the report into the police operation stated: “Unfortunately, the majority of offenders were from the Chesham area, and indeed were local residents in the area who had been complaining of speeding motorists.”

Please re-read that paragraph before you continue to question the intelligence of others.
[quote][p][bold]geoffW[/bold] wrote: Are you lot thick or what? The speeders in residential areas are bound to be locals. Nowhere does it say that those residents who complained were those caught, all the poice said was "... indeed were local residents in the area who had been complaining of speeding motorists." We have a few idiots round where I live that like who think they are Button or Hamilton. If we complained they might get caught, but they certainly wouldn't be the ones who complained in the first place. The headline is totally stupid. But whay do you expect from The Bucks Free Press. Mr Carswell should tale him time when reading what has been said by the police before trying to make something out of nothing. Doh![/p][/quote]Erm, no they are not thick they read the article "But the report into the police operation stated: “Unfortunately, the majority of offenders were from the Chesham area, and indeed were local residents in the area who had been complaining of speeding motorists.” Please re-read that paragraph before you continue to question the intelligence of others. listerps2

11:38am Wed 2 Jan 13

EssexBlur says...

Yet South Bucks Police do absolutely NOTHING about Marlow Bottom and the Marlow Bottom Mummy Death Race 100 that goes on from 0830 - 0915 every day and 1530 - 1615.

If you come to see the Marlow Bottom Mummy Death Race 100, you can watch the deadly drivers blast through the valley well over 45-50 Mph in a 30 zone with kids all over the place.

No amount of complaints to the Police, Tweeter, etc has had the come out to stop the insanity. I just pray a child doesn't have to die for the Police to do something.

They need to come with an unmarked van and spend 5-10 days nailing the offenders until they get the point that our valley is a 30 zone!
Yet South Bucks Police do absolutely NOTHING about Marlow Bottom and the Marlow Bottom Mummy Death Race 100 that goes on from 0830 - 0915 every day and 1530 - 1615. If you come to see the Marlow Bottom Mummy Death Race 100, you can watch the deadly drivers blast through the valley well over 45-50 Mph in a 30 zone with kids all over the place. No amount of complaints to the Police, Tweeter, etc has had the come out to stop the insanity. I just pray a child doesn't have to die for the Police to do something. They need to come with an unmarked van and spend 5-10 days nailing the offenders until they get the point that our valley is a 30 zone! EssexBlur

6:00pm Wed 2 Jan 13

bobby698 says...

Excellent to read that at last some speed limitations will be placed in Great Missenden.
Ironically the worst area is directly outside the police station; it sometimes resembles Silverstone, with vehicles hurtling through at speeds approaching 60 mph. Coupled with the fact of the nearby schools this is positive news for GM.
Excellent to read that at last some speed limitations will be placed in Great Missenden. Ironically the worst area is directly outside the police station; it sometimes resembles Silverstone, with vehicles hurtling through at speeds approaching 60 mph. Coupled with the fact of the nearby schools this is positive news for GM. bobby698

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