Police continue to enforce speed restrictions on Kingsclere Road

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

FEWER than 50 calls were made to police in Overton during October.

PC Richard Baldwin said nine of these were suspicious sightings, five were reported criminal acts, four anti-social behaviour and one, a minor-injury-road-traffic-incident.

He added: “The Overton beat is enjoying a sustained period of low criminality. Reported crime has dropped from an average of 23 crimes per month in 2005 down to only 11 crimes per month.”

However, PC Baldwin said he has again been contacted by people worried about the speed of traffic on Kingsclere Road, and said police will continue to enforce the speed restrictions using a hand-held device or the Safety Camera Partnership van.

He also warned drivers not to exit Red Lion Lane directly on to the High Street, and said any motorists caught doing this will be given a £60 fixed penalty notice and three points on their driving licence.

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5:30pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Upontheroof says...

Unreal how catching motorists speeding is hailed as a success. How about catching criminals instead of looking for an easy way to pull money out of people's pockets .....
Unreal how catching motorists speeding is hailed as a success. How about catching criminals instead of looking for an easy way to pull money out of people's pockets ..... Upontheroof
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5:28pm Wed 19 Dec 12

robertspet8 says...

Upontheroof wrote:
Unreal how catching motorists speeding is hailed as a success. How about catching criminals instead of looking for an easy way to pull money out of people's pockets .....
Reported crime is down but locals have raised concerns about the speed of traffic on Kingsclere Road so the police have reponded to these concerns.
Sounds to me like the Overton police are doing a good job.
Remember, if you don't speed you will not get a fined. Anybody who speeds in Kingsclere Road is reckless.
[quote][p][bold]Upontheroof[/bold] wrote: Unreal how catching motorists speeding is hailed as a success. How about catching criminals instead of looking for an easy way to pull money out of people's pockets .....[/p][/quote]Reported crime is down but locals have raised concerns about the speed of traffic on Kingsclere Road so the police have reponded to these concerns. Sounds to me like the Overton police are doing a good job. Remember, if you don't speed you will not get a fined. Anybody who speeds in Kingsclere Road is reckless. robertspet8
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