Speeding in village targeted
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.