Result! On speeding drivers in our street.

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by Globalti, 12 May 2010.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Been campaigning for years to get something done about the problem of drivers racing through our street to beat traffic lights on the main road.

    This morning I went and had a meeting with the senior man at our local Traffic Police office. He has also been concerned with the problem for the last 10-15 years but today he promised me a whole new initiative with the Safety Partnership camera car and officers in the street at peak times. I'm not celebrating yet but if we can get it into the minds of the habitual shortcutters who race through every day that it's a bad place to cut through and speed, we will have won a good little victory.

    Fingers crossed.
  2. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    good job! Take a bow!
  3. chap

    chap Senior Member

    London, GB
  4. Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Under the Edge
    And by reporting it, the BBC have probably removed most of its effect!
  5. OP

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I've used guerilla tactics and they work. We had the bridge replaced over the stream under our street and the street was closed for four months of glorious peace. Just as the work was finishing the "access only" signs at each end disappeared for a few days then reappeared chained to street furniture. They worked like magic for a month before the council removed them. I was cycling with a bloke who worked at the Highways department and he told me his boss was furious!
  6. Bad Company

    Bad Company The Next Stig !

    East Anglia
    Usual ant cardriver crap from some of usual suspects. Ya -a -a - a wn.
  7. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    the speed cameras near where I live have flshing signs warning of them, they are highly visible and stick out like sore thumbs, then there is the givaway white markings all over the road, they still catch dozens of people every day, I suggested to the local traffic officer to cahrge them with "without due care and attention" he said he wish he could.

    The bare minimum expected of anyone speeding is that their concentration should be 100%. Obviously there is a lot of drivers that are not focusing on what they are doing, rather scary if you like being on two wheels!

    Personally I would like to see more sensible speed limits enforced by hidden cameras and £50 for every mile an hour over the speed limit. Could even sort out the national debt, and how fantastic a Tax that I could avoid :biggrin:
  8. OP

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Presumably you don't have kids and you don't live in a narrow pre-industrial lane with inadequate or no pavements that's been used for years as a rat-run with some drivers racing through at speeds recorded by your county council at over 60mph? This lane is limited to 30 mph and access only.

    Thought not.
  9. You Sir, are an arse.
  10. Davidc

    Davidc Guru

    Somerset UK
    Comment as Mickle above.
  11. MartinC

    MartinC Über Member

    You appear to be confused. Anti bad driving isn't anti car.
  12. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    If there had been birds actually nesting in it at the time, it would have been an offence to take it down (Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 etc. etc.).

    Anyway, roll on the deterrents! Anyone remember the cardboard police cars (and officers)?
  13. Bad Company

    Bad Company The Next Stig !

    East Anglia
    My kids are now grown up thank you. I live on a 'through road' in a village and yes the occasional driver using excess and inappropriate speed is an occasional problem.
  14. Bad Company

    Bad Company The Next Stig !

    East Anglia
    Is the best you can do?
  15. ..............................................................arse.

    No, but this is a family forum.
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