Hampshire Constabulary took part in Europe-wide clampdown on speeding

Speeding drivers caught on camera

Speeding drivers caught on camera

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

MORE than 200 people in Hampshire were caught during a day of action against speeding motorists.

Hampshire Constabulary took part in a Europe-wide speeding crackdown on Tuesday, August 19, with officers using mobile speed cameras on national speed limit roads and dual carriageways.

A total of 217 offences were captured by the officers, with 113 relating to speed offences by drivers of goods vehicles weighing under 7.5 tonnes.

They also caught on camera 89 car or motorbike speeding offences, and recorded 15 other offences, such as using a mobile phone while driving, or failing to wear a seat belt.

The force has not provided more information on the outcomes for those caught committing these offences.

As reported in The Gazette, 27 per cent of people killed in crashes last year in Hampshire, died in crashes where excess speed was listed as a contributory factor.

This was up by three per cent in 2012.

Sergeant Rob Heard said: “People need to realise it’s a speed limit and not a target so it may be more appropriate to travel at a lower speed depending on the road conditions for their own safety.

“This is particularly important when dealing with vehicles which have a restricted limit below the usual speed on these roads.

“Excessive or inappropriate speed has a singularly devastating impact on the safety of road users, increasing both the risk of a crash and the severity of the consequences.

“Hampshire Constabulary is committed to increasing road safety and will continue to target those who fail to abide by the speed limits.”

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12:01pm Wed 27 Aug 14

jonone says...

That is the Christmas Party paid for then.

Now, what about the dreadful and appalling driving standards that Hampshire Traffic Police have no interest whatsoever policing? Or the fact that Ringway is claerly handed over as a racetrack every evening to the boyracers?
That is the Christmas Party paid for then. Now, what about the dreadful and appalling driving standards that Hampshire Traffic Police have no interest whatsoever policing? Or the fact that Ringway is claerly handed over as a racetrack every evening to the boyracers? jonone
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2:41pm Wed 27 Aug 14

saxcu@imgof.com says...

https://www.gov.uk/g
overnment/publicatio
ns/reported-road-cas
ualties-great-britai
n-annual-report-2012


(PDF) Reported road casualties in Great Britain 2012 - complete report

Page 85: Reported accidents by region, local authority and road class, England, 2012

ONS Code Region/Local Authority Motorway Trunk Principal roads Minor Al
E10000014 Hampshire 262 181 925 1,106 1,706 3,074



Speeding is one of 87 recognized factors.

Page 185++

Contributory factors in reported accidents by severity, Great Britain, 2012

Exceeding speed limit: 4% of all accidents, 12% of all fatal accidents

What is more interesting there are other factors with higher fatality\severity:

Driver/Rider failed to look properly: 30% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS.
Loss of control: 31% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS
Driver/Rider failed to judge other person’s path or speed: 14% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS.
Poor turn or manoeuvre: 14% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS.
Travelling too fast for conditions: 11% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS.
Driver/Rider careless, reckless or in a hurry: 19% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS
Pedestrian failed to look properly: 12% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS.

These categories cannot be added as they overlap each other sometimes but it should be clear that there are more important threats than speeding. But they are much more expensive to mitigate - how to persuade pedestrians to be more careful? I see a lot of people running OVER the Victory roundabout crossing Churchill Way West, I see a lot of taxi drivers passing Eastrop roundabout when red light is already on, once I've been in this kind of taxi and asked the driver - "why are you doing this?" and he replied "because I think it is safe to do so". he thinks. yeah...


meanwhile - let's fight with speeding!
I want to start a public campaign to convert Ring road into "20 is plenty" zone!
(a joke... but who knows...)


p.s. it is not clear to me where 27% figure is taken from - it is not true, there is a mistake or this figure reflects more than one category of contributing factors.
https://www.gov.uk/g overnment/publicatio ns/reported-road-cas ualties-great-britai n-annual-report-2012 (PDF) Reported road casualties in Great Britain 2012 - complete report Page 85: Reported accidents by region, local authority and road class, England, 2012 ONS Code Region/Local Authority Motorway Trunk Principal roads Minor Al E10000014 Hampshire 262 181 925 1,106 1,706 3,074 Speeding is one of 87 recognized factors. Page 185++ Contributory factors in reported accidents by severity, Great Britain, 2012 Exceeding speed limit: 4% of all accidents, 12% of all fatal accidents What is more interesting there are other factors with higher fatality\severity: Driver/Rider failed to look properly: 30% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS. Loss of control: 31% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS Driver/Rider failed to judge other person’s path or speed: 14% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS. Poor turn or manoeuvre: 14% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS. Travelling too fast for conditions: 11% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS. Driver/Rider careless, reckless or in a hurry: 19% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS Pedestrian failed to look properly: 12% OF ALL FATAL ACCIDENTS. These categories cannot be added as they overlap each other sometimes but it should be clear that there are more important threats than speeding. But they are much more expensive to mitigate - how to persuade pedestrians to be more careful? I see a lot of people running OVER the Victory roundabout crossing Churchill Way West, I see a lot of taxi drivers passing Eastrop roundabout when red light is already on, once I've been in this kind of taxi and asked the driver - "why are you doing this?" and he replied "because I think it is safe to do so". he thinks. yeah... meanwhile - let's fight with speeding! I want to start a public campaign to convert Ring road into "20 is plenty" zone! (a joke... but who knows...) p.s. it is not clear to me where 27% figure is taken from - it is not true, there is a mistake or this figure reflects more than one category of contributing factors. saxcu@imgof.com
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12:53am Sat 30 Aug 14

Food for Thought says...

Where are the police in the evenings when...
some motorbike riders are intent on causing as much noise as possible ? Cyclists in road next to the cycle paths that huge amounts of money were spent on ( often going through red lights seemingly oblivious to the dangers?
Idiots letting off fireworks at all times of the year and often late at night ?
Groups of young men target a car in street to ransack,whilst others 'stand guard' ? ( cannot describe them fully as it would be terribly un-pc !)
oh wait - these things would require some policing and would raise any cash...doh!
Where are the police in the evenings when... some motorbike riders are intent on causing as much noise as possible ? Cyclists in road next to the cycle paths that huge amounts of money were spent on ( often going through red lights seemingly oblivious to the dangers? Idiots letting off fireworks at all times of the year and often late at night ? Groups of young men target a car in street to ransack,whilst others 'stand guard' ? ( cannot describe them fully as it would be terribly un-pc !) oh wait - these things would require some policing and would raise any cash...doh! Food for Thought
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12:54am Sat 30 Aug 14

Food for Thought says...

Food for Thought wrote:
Where are the police in the evenings when...
some motorbike riders are intent on causing as much noise as possible ? Cyclists in road next to the cycle paths that huge amounts of money were spent on ( often going through red lights seemingly oblivious to the dangers?
Idiots letting off fireworks at all times of the year and often late at night ?
Groups of young men target a car in street to ransack,whilst others 'stand guard' ? ( cannot describe them fully as it would be terribly un-pc !)
oh wait - these things would require some policing and would raise any cash...doh!
* would not raise any cash
[quote][p][bold]Food for Thought[/bold] wrote: Where are the police in the evenings when... some motorbike riders are intent on causing as much noise as possible ? Cyclists in road next to the cycle paths that huge amounts of money were spent on ( often going through red lights seemingly oblivious to the dangers? Idiots letting off fireworks at all times of the year and often late at night ? Groups of young men target a car in street to ransack,whilst others 'stand guard' ? ( cannot describe them fully as it would be terribly un-pc !) oh wait - these things would require some policing and would raise any cash...doh![/p][/quote]* would not raise any cash Food for Thought
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10:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

laurence86 says...

Food for Thought wrote:
Food for Thought wrote:
Where are the police in the evenings when...
some motorbike riders are intent on causing as much noise as possible ? Cyclists in road next to the cycle paths that huge amounts of money were spent on ( often going through red lights seemingly oblivious to the dangers?
Idiots letting off fireworks at all times of the year and often late at night ?
Groups of young men target a car in street to ransack,whilst others 'stand guard' ? ( cannot describe them fully as it would be terribly un-pc !)
oh wait - these things would require some policing and would raise any cash...doh!
* would not raise any cash
If a motorbike is road legal then the ride has the right to use it when they wish. Cyclist have the right to use the public highway if they so choose. If you see someone cycling through a red light then report it. Everyone over 18 is entitled to let off firework any day of the year from 7am until 11pm, this is extended to 12pm and 1am for Guy Fawks night and New Years eve respectively. The sale of fireworks is seasonally restricted apart from specialist shops. If you see someone letting of fireworks outside the fore mentioned time then you should report it. If you see young men vandalising cars then you should report it and present the police with as much evidence as you were able to collect. Modern policing unfortunately boils down to statistics and paperwork, if you want the person who is responsible for headcount to put more boots on the ground then you will have to hurt his figures.
[quote][p][bold]Food for Thought[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Food for Thought[/bold] wrote: Where are the police in the evenings when... some motorbike riders are intent on causing as much noise as possible ? Cyclists in road next to the cycle paths that huge amounts of money were spent on ( often going through red lights seemingly oblivious to the dangers? Idiots letting off fireworks at all times of the year and often late at night ? Groups of young men target a car in street to ransack,whilst others 'stand guard' ? ( cannot describe them fully as it would be terribly un-pc !) oh wait - these things would require some policing and would raise any cash...doh![/p][/quote]* would not raise any cash[/p][/quote]If a motorbike is road legal then the ride has the right to use it when they wish. Cyclist have the right to use the public highway if they so choose. If you see someone cycling through a red light then report it. Everyone over 18 is entitled to let off firework any day of the year from 7am until 11pm, this is extended to 12pm and 1am for Guy Fawks night and New Years eve respectively. The sale of fireworks is seasonally restricted apart from specialist shops. If you see someone letting of fireworks outside the fore mentioned time then you should report it. If you see young men vandalising cars then you should report it and present the police with as much evidence as you were able to collect. Modern policing unfortunately boils down to statistics and paperwork, if you want the person who is responsible for headcount to put more boots on the ground then you will have to hurt his figures. laurence86
  • Score: 1
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