Speed­ing in vil­lage tar­geted

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A COUN­CIL is hop­ing to crack down on speed­ing mo­torists in a vil­lage af­ter pur­chas­ing some new equip­ment.

In re­sponse to vil­lagers’ con­cerns about speed­ing mo­torists in Che­sham Bois, the parish coun­cil has ac­quired a mo­bile speed mon­i­tor­ing sign.

North Road was the first lo­ca­tion for the sign.

In the three weeks lead­ing to Thurs­day, Jan­uary 7, the data showed 69 per cent of the ve­hi­cles trav­elled below the 30mph speed limit.

How­ever, 217 ve­hi­cles sped at more than 40mph, in­clud­ing one at 68mph.

The mo­bile speed mon­i­tor­ing sign will next be in Bois Lane, which has seen sev­eral crashes in re­cent months.

Chair­man of the trans­port work­ing com­mit­tee coun­cil­lor David King said: “We hope the speed mon­i­tor­ing sign will de­ter driv­ers from en­dan­ger­ing lives with ex­ces­sive speed­ing.”

The money comes thanks to a re­cent cam­paign run be­tween Domino’s Pizza and Teenage Can­cer Trust.

For ev­ery or­der dur­ing one week in De­cem­ber, the store, in Mar­ket Place, do­nated £1 to the char­ity.

Four Domino’s stores took part in the cam­paign – Chal­font St Peter, Ely, Harpen­den and Wilm­slow.

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