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Taplow parish considers new ways of slowing down drivers

Emma Billingham

A new scheme to tackle speeding in the village may see the parish council recruit community speed watchers.

Berry Hill has been identified as a particular problem area for speeding cars within Taplow, together with Cliveden Road and Marsh Lane.

Taplow Parish Council has been researching how to promote safer driving on the roads.

Speed cameras have been ruled out as being too expensive to install and maintain.

Thames Valley Police has told the parish council it does not have the manpower to prioritise patrolling the area for speeding on a regular basis.

The community speedwatch scheme was suggested to the council as an alternative.

This would see small groups of volunteers use speed guns to report number plates of cars that are found over the speed limit to the police to follow up.

Training would be provided.

The scheme will be discussed by councillors at the next full meeting of council on Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm at the Village Hall in Rectory Road to decide how to proceed.

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  • BMWM4

    16:47, 16 September 2016

    Surely the fact that the police aren't interested in this matter should be enough to tell the parish council that any speeding complaints should be filled in the bin. If the police thought that the driving was posing a danger to other people, they would act upon the complaint and take measures to enforce the speed limit. Community speed watch schemes are a waste of time. The operators of the mobile speed detectors can't give an evidence which can be used legally against you. At most you're going to get a call from your local traffic cops, however this information legally can't be used against you in any circumstances. There have been scenarios where they've tried but failed miserably. So just file the complaints in the bin, don't bother wasting money buying equipment and training and instead let the police spend time working in areas where their time will be better spent and appreciated by the local residents.



    • LivingtheDream

      10:04, 20 September 2016

      You obviously do not live anywhere in the affected area. When your child almost gets mowed down by a driver doing 60+ on Cliveden road and when you constantly see road kill which includes loved pets strewn on the road it is clear there is a problem with speeding motorists. This year there has been 4 major accidents involving speeding vehicles including a car hitting motorcyclists, taking corners too fast and destroying fences. It won't be long before there is a death, so please tell me then, is it worth wasting polices time?



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