Crackdown on speeding in Norton and Madresfield

Crackdown on speeding in Norton and Madresfield

Crackdown on speeding in Norton and Madresfield

First published in News

SPEEDING drivers in villages near Worcester and Malvern are to be caught out by a new set of mobile speed cameras.

Following concerns raised by residents in Norton, near Worcester, and Madresfield, near Malvern, about the speed of traffic driving through the villages, the Warwickshire and West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership will set up new mobile speed cameras next week.

The first camera will be set up in Church Lane, Norton, where seven out of 10 drivers have been recorded driving above the 30mph limit and 15 per cent about 40.5mph.

The second will be established near the church in Madresfield, where almost half of drivers have been reported exceeding the 30mph limit and 15 per cent of vehicles travel faster than 35.5mph.

The partnership’s communications manager Anna Higgins said: “We are launching these new community concern sites in Worcestershire to address the high level of concern in each of the local communities.

“Data collected has highlighted unacceptably high speeds and residents are understandably concerned as each of the roads are near residential areas and schools.

“We hope that the presence of a speed camera will encourage drivers to change their behaviour and drive at a lower, safer speed.

“This will help to improve the quality of life for people living in both areas, reduce the risk of harm, and improve the safety of the roads for all those who use them.”

For more information visit www.srpwestmercia.org.uk.

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3:41pm Thu 19 Jun 14

CJH says...

Good!
Good! CJH
  • Score: -5

3:51pm Thu 19 Jun 14

lovelyjubbly says...

I must be wrong but I was under the impression that cameras were only sited where several serious accidents or fatalities had occurred? Is this the case here or is it a cash cow?
I must be wrong but I was under the impression that cameras were only sited where several serious accidents or fatalities had occurred? Is this the case here or is it a cash cow? lovelyjubbly
  • Score: 12

4:09pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Hwicce says...

These are community concern ones, i.e. the police are incapable of enforcing the law to such an extent that the residents kick up a big fuss and embarrass the authorities into doing something.

Seems to be the only way you can get law enforcement these days.
These are community concern ones, i.e. the police are incapable of enforcing the law to such an extent that the residents kick up a big fuss and embarrass the authorities into doing something. Seems to be the only way you can get law enforcement these days. Hwicce
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Thu 19 Jun 14

citykid says...

Not the only areas what needed them, the whole of the A38 from Upton on severn to Worcester, especially from 6.30am and onwards. Bad accidents waiting to happen,
Not the only areas what needed them, the whole of the A38 from Upton on severn to Worcester, especially from 6.30am and onwards. Bad accidents waiting to happen, citykid
  • Score: -8

4:41pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Red Baron says...

Yet again Worcestershire does not adopt the good practices of other counties and once more seeks to fine motorists for driving. Wiltshire has done away with speed cameras for several years now and accidents in the county and in particular along the major trunk roads and within the towns has fallen., They use the money saved to police more effectively and educate drivers. Speed does not in itself kill but those cyclists and pedestrians who do not follow simple rules of self-preservation (Darwinism) and those drivers think that the roads are race tracks need to be educated not penalised. Children should be taught that a car does not stop instantly even when doing 30mph and they should look left right and then left again to ensure the road is clear before they attempt to cross. It was called the Green Cross code and common sense.

Wake up Worcestershire -speed restrictions can and do cause accidents and do not prevent them. only people who are responsible road users can do that effectively.
Yet again Worcestershire does not adopt the good practices of other counties and once more seeks to fine motorists for driving. Wiltshire has done away with speed cameras for several years now and accidents in the county and in particular along the major trunk roads and within the towns has fallen., They use the money saved to police more effectively and educate drivers. Speed does not in itself kill but those cyclists and pedestrians who do not follow simple rules of self-preservation (Darwinism) and those drivers think that the roads are race tracks need to be educated not penalised. Children should be taught that a car does not stop instantly even when doing 30mph and they should look left right and then left again to ensure the road is clear before they attempt to cross. It was called the Green Cross code and common sense. Wake up Worcestershire -speed restrictions can and do cause accidents and do not prevent them. only people who are responsible road users can do that effectively. Red Baron
  • Score: 12

5:06pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Andy_R says...

This is pure cash-cow enforcement. It's an outright lie to claim that "Data collected has highlighted unacceptably high speeds" in the first case. As I'm sure Anna Higgins knows, The Department for Transport's official guidance says that speed limits should be set at the speed 85% cars usually drive at, is just over 40. This is a case of unacceptably low speed limits, not unacceptably high speeds.

Church lane should have a 40mph limit, and to penalise the 7 out of 10 drivers that perfectly safely drive along that road between 30 and 40 when you know that speed limit is wrongly set is scandalous.
This is pure cash-cow enforcement. It's an outright lie to claim that "Data collected has highlighted unacceptably high speeds" in the first case. As I'm sure Anna Higgins knows, The Department for Transport's official guidance says that speed limits should be set at the speed 85% cars usually drive at, is just over 40. This is a case of unacceptably low speed limits, not unacceptably high speeds. Church lane should have a 40mph limit, and to penalise the 7 out of 10 drivers that perfectly safely drive along that road between 30 and 40 when you know that speed limit is wrongly set is scandalous. Andy_R
  • Score: 20

5:22pm Thu 19 Jun 14

skychip says...

It's not necessarily the speed that drivers do but where I live we have to suffer cars and motorbikes driving at excess speeds and also the extra noise it creates. Would be good if there were noise enforcement issues as well.
It's not necessarily the speed that drivers do but where I live we have to suffer cars and motorbikes driving at excess speeds and also the extra noise it creates. Would be good if there were noise enforcement issues as well. skychip
  • Score: 2

7:27pm Thu 19 Jun 14

DarrenM says...

They've been scamming the public in Woodgreen Drive for years, there needs to be an independent inquiry into the activities of Rodney and his mates, starting with how many of their employees are ex-police officers, and exactly what recruiting procedure they went through...
They've been scamming the public in Woodgreen Drive for years, there needs to be an independent inquiry into the activities of Rodney and his mates, starting with how many of their employees are ex-police officers, and exactly what recruiting procedure they went through... DarrenM
  • Score: 12

9:05am Fri 20 Jun 14

Bravo, San Juan says...

Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here.
Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here. Bravo, San Juan
  • Score: 1

10:00am Fri 20 Jun 14

MJI says...

Road through Norton, is that the one with few houses and good visibility where 40 would be safe?
Road through Norton, is that the one with few houses and good visibility where 40 would be safe? MJI
  • Score: 8

10:10am Fri 20 Jun 14

Tobster says...

7/10 of people are breaking a rule. Democracy dictates that the rule is flawed, and certainly dictates that enforcement should directly correlate to a projected reduction of consequences otherwise.

With most of these NIMBY cases it's usually the locals themselves that know the roads and are the biggest speeders anyway.
7/10 of people are breaking a rule. Democracy dictates that the rule is flawed, and certainly dictates that enforcement should directly correlate to a projected reduction of consequences otherwise. With most of these NIMBY cases it's usually the locals themselves that know the roads and are the biggest speeders anyway. Tobster
  • Score: 1

11:50am Fri 20 Jun 14

A non mouse says...

Church Lane is thankfully, I believe, car accident fatality free, has a grand total of about 8 houses along it and is over half a mile away from the school with very few children walking this route (it is a first school; long way to walk for little legs). There are cars that speed dangerously along this route as a rat run to avoid the Whittington roundabout joke, but they pass through between 7 and 8 am and between 5 and 6 pm. The speed camera team will still be having their breakfast in the morning and will have gone home by the evening, so will miss them, and capture the school run mums and dads that travel through at an arguably safe, but still illegal , 35mph. Thanks for the advance warning though.
Church Lane is thankfully, I believe, car accident fatality free, has a grand total of about 8 houses along it and is over half a mile away from the school with very few children walking this route (it is a first school; long way to walk for little legs). There are cars that speed dangerously along this route as a rat run to avoid the Whittington roundabout joke, but they pass through between 7 and 8 am and between 5 and 6 pm. The speed camera team will still be having their breakfast in the morning and will have gone home by the evening, so will miss them, and capture the school run mums and dads that travel through at an arguably safe, but still illegal , 35mph. Thanks for the advance warning though. A non mouse
  • Score: 6

12:35pm Fri 20 Jun 14

_stu_ says...

Red Baron wrote:
Yet again Worcestershire does not adopt the good practices of other counties and once more seeks to fine motorists for driving. Wiltshire has done away with speed cameras for several years now and accidents in the county and in particular along the major trunk roads and within the towns has fallen., They use the money saved to police more effectively and educate drivers. Speed does not in itself kill but those cyclists and pedestrians who do not follow simple rules of self-preservation (Darwinism) and those drivers think that the roads are race tracks need to be educated not penalised. Children should be taught that a car does not stop instantly even when doing 30mph and they should look left right and then left again to ensure the road is clear before they attempt to cross. It was called the Green Cross code and common sense.

Wake up Worcestershire -speed restrictions can and do cause accidents and do not prevent them. only people who are responsible road users can do that effectively.
Sounds like victim-blaming to me. What's the problem with having to obey the speed limit anyway?

Also, please can you cite some examples of cases where speed restrictions have caused accidents?

In one sentence you talk about common sense, then the next you say that speed restrictions do no prevent accidents. Clearly, speed restrictions do not prevent ALL accidents, but common sense tells you that they do prevent some accidents.
[quote][p][bold]Red Baron[/bold] wrote: Yet again Worcestershire does not adopt the good practices of other counties and once more seeks to fine motorists for driving. Wiltshire has done away with speed cameras for several years now and accidents in the county and in particular along the major trunk roads and within the towns has fallen., They use the money saved to police more effectively and educate drivers. Speed does not in itself kill but those cyclists and pedestrians who do not follow simple rules of self-preservation (Darwinism) and those drivers think that the roads are race tracks need to be educated not penalised. Children should be taught that a car does not stop instantly even when doing 30mph and they should look left right and then left again to ensure the road is clear before they attempt to cross. It was called the Green Cross code and common sense. Wake up Worcestershire -speed restrictions can and do cause accidents and do not prevent them. only people who are responsible road users can do that effectively.[/p][/quote]Sounds like victim-blaming to me. What's the problem with having to obey the speed limit anyway? Also, please can you cite some examples of cases where speed restrictions have caused accidents? In one sentence you talk about common sense, then the next you say that speed restrictions do no prevent accidents. Clearly, speed restrictions do not prevent ALL accidents, but common sense tells you that they do prevent some accidents. _stu_
  • Score: -5

1:14pm Fri 20 Jun 14

spin bowler says...

Bravo, San Juan wrote:
Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here.
Are you for real???
[quote][p][bold]Bravo, San Juan[/bold] wrote: Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here.[/p][/quote]Are you for real??? spin bowler
  • Score: 7

3:29pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Bravo, San Juan says...

spin bowler wrote:
Bravo, San Juan wrote:
Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here.
Are you for real???
Very much so Mr Bowler. However, mine is the same brilliant mind that argued that inner city social problems and the apparent moral decay and abandonment of values could be fought by the introduction of smacked bottoms for footballers. It's blue-sky I'll give you that (or whatever term these flash city boys are using), but the logic is impeccable. Legions of kids who adore these premiership heroes of theirs are having their fragile little minds warped by the spectacle of their petulant idols bad mouthing referees, effing and blinding all over the place, and behaving dreadfully. Getting in the papers with all their ill-thought out antics they are too, and seemingly escaping scot-free. Sets a bad example it does. No more I say. Swear or argue at a referee and it's shorts down, over his knee, six of the best. That'd show kids to respect authority. Brilliant or what?
[quote][p][bold]spin bowler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bravo, San Juan[/bold] wrote: Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here.[/p][/quote]Are you for real???[/p][/quote]Very much so Mr Bowler. However, mine is the same brilliant mind that argued that inner city social problems and the apparent moral decay and abandonment of values could be fought by the introduction of smacked bottoms for footballers. It's blue-sky I'll give you that (or whatever term these flash city boys are using), but the logic is impeccable. Legions of kids who adore these premiership heroes of theirs are having their fragile little minds warped by the spectacle of their petulant idols bad mouthing referees, effing and blinding all over the place, and behaving dreadfully. Getting in the papers with all their ill-thought out antics they are too, and seemingly escaping scot-free. Sets a bad example it does. No more I say. Swear or argue at a referee and it's shorts down, over his knee, six of the best. That'd show kids to respect authority. Brilliant or what? Bravo, San Juan
  • Score: -1

5:09pm Fri 20 Jun 14

spin bowler says...

Bravo, San Juan wrote:
spin bowler wrote:
Bravo, San Juan wrote:
Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here.
Are you for real???
Very much so Mr Bowler. However, mine is the same brilliant mind that argued that inner city social problems and the apparent moral decay and abandonment of values could be fought by the introduction of smacked bottoms for footballers. It's blue-sky I'll give you that (or whatever term these flash city boys are using), but the logic is impeccable. Legions of kids who adore these premiership heroes of theirs are having their fragile little minds warped by the spectacle of their petulant idols bad mouthing referees, effing and blinding all over the place, and behaving dreadfully. Getting in the papers with all their ill-thought out antics they are too, and seemingly escaping scot-free. Sets a bad example it does. No more I say. Swear or argue at a referee and it's shorts down, over his knee, six of the best. That'd show kids to respect authority. Brilliant or what?
Ahh now I understand.

Just sit tight and the nice lady with the medecine trolley will be around shortly.
[quote][p][bold]Bravo, San Juan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spin bowler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bravo, San Juan[/bold] wrote: Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here.[/p][/quote]Are you for real???[/p][/quote]Very much so Mr Bowler. However, mine is the same brilliant mind that argued that inner city social problems and the apparent moral decay and abandonment of values could be fought by the introduction of smacked bottoms for footballers. It's blue-sky I'll give you that (or whatever term these flash city boys are using), but the logic is impeccable. Legions of kids who adore these premiership heroes of theirs are having their fragile little minds warped by the spectacle of their petulant idols bad mouthing referees, effing and blinding all over the place, and behaving dreadfully. Getting in the papers with all their ill-thought out antics they are too, and seemingly escaping scot-free. Sets a bad example it does. No more I say. Swear or argue at a referee and it's shorts down, over his knee, six of the best. That'd show kids to respect authority. Brilliant or what?[/p][/quote]Ahh now I understand. Just sit tight and the nice lady with the medecine trolley will be around shortly. spin bowler
  • Score: 5

5:30pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Bravo, San Juan says...

spin bowler wrote:
Bravo, San Juan wrote:
spin bowler wrote:
Bravo, San Juan wrote:
Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here.
Are you for real???
Very much so Mr Bowler. However, mine is the same brilliant mind that argued that inner city social problems and the apparent moral decay and abandonment of values could be fought by the introduction of smacked bottoms for footballers. It's blue-sky I'll give you that (or whatever term these flash city boys are using), but the logic is impeccable. Legions of kids who adore these premiership heroes of theirs are having their fragile little minds warped by the spectacle of their petulant idols bad mouthing referees, effing and blinding all over the place, and behaving dreadfully. Getting in the papers with all their ill-thought out antics they are too, and seemingly escaping scot-free. Sets a bad example it does. No more I say. Swear or argue at a referee and it's shorts down, over his knee, six of the best. That'd show kids to respect authority. Brilliant or what?
Ahh now I understand.

Just sit tight and the nice lady with the medecine trolley will be around shortly.
Chance would be a fine thing! Been stuck up this hospital all day. Going for another hot chocolate in a bit.

Off topic I know, but you couldn't do me a favour could you? I said to that lovely Copper Steve I'd see him at the cricket club for a drink this evening, and was rather looking forward to it. Through a complete catalogue of errors me her and spud are still up here at the hospital (and have been since yesterday lunchtime). They seem to think doctors coming in a bit but if I end up having an evening wasted too, could you drop him a line and let him know he wasn't stood up intentionally!!
[quote][p][bold]spin bowler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bravo, San Juan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spin bowler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bravo, San Juan[/bold] wrote: Too much stick and not enough carrot if you ask me. I'd like to see more rewarding of good driving, maybe next to this camera there could be a patrol of Boy Scouts armed with buckets and sponges ready to clean the cars of those motorists deemed to be driving with lots of due care and attention. It would have quite the positive multiplier effect - these careful motorists would see their pristine looking motor vehicles and take more care as a result. There could be some sort of donation made to charity for each car washed so the Boy Scouts could see the community benefits from their hard work. I'm not really sure about any of the intricacies regarding the logistics behind the final implementation of this scheme, but that's why they pay those fine people at county hall the big bucks. I'll leave it to them to take over from here.[/p][/quote]Are you for real???[/p][/quote]Very much so Mr Bowler. However, mine is the same brilliant mind that argued that inner city social problems and the apparent moral decay and abandonment of values could be fought by the introduction of smacked bottoms for footballers. It's blue-sky I'll give you that (or whatever term these flash city boys are using), but the logic is impeccable. Legions of kids who adore these premiership heroes of theirs are having their fragile little minds warped by the spectacle of their petulant idols bad mouthing referees, effing and blinding all over the place, and behaving dreadfully. Getting in the papers with all their ill-thought out antics they are too, and seemingly escaping scot-free. Sets a bad example it does. No more I say. Swear or argue at a referee and it's shorts down, over his knee, six of the best. That'd show kids to respect authority. Brilliant or what?[/p][/quote]Ahh now I understand. Just sit tight and the nice lady with the medecine trolley will be around shortly.[/p][/quote]Chance would be a fine thing! Been stuck up this hospital all day. Going for another hot chocolate in a bit. Off topic I know, but you couldn't do me a favour could you? I said to that lovely Copper Steve I'd see him at the cricket club for a drink this evening, and was rather looking forward to it. Through a complete catalogue of errors me her and spud are still up here at the hospital (and have been since yesterday lunchtime). They seem to think doctors coming in a bit but if I end up having an evening wasted too, could you drop him a line and let him know he wasn't stood up intentionally!! Bravo, San Juan
  • Score: -6

10:59pm Fri 20 Jun 14

DeBrian Thronker says...

i-cycle here. Have to say that I definitely approve of these new speed cameras. Jolly well serves you all right for wanting to actually get to your destination on time and without sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage.
i-cycle here. Have to say that I definitely approve of these new speed cameras. Jolly well serves you all right for wanting to actually get to your destination on time and without sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage. DeBrian Thronker
  • Score: 3

9:22am Sat 21 Jun 14

imustbeoldiwearacap says...

It's not rocket science, just pay attention to the roads and signage and keep to the speed limit! Having lived on a busy 30 limit road that was used as a "rat-run" with drivers constantly at near 50mph, I can sympathise with the residents of Norton and Madresfield - it's not JUST the potential for accidents it's more about the quality of life for the residents. But, then once some people get behind the wheel they become self-obsessed speed freaks!
It's not rocket science, just pay attention to the roads and signage and keep to the speed limit! Having lived on a busy 30 limit road that was used as a "rat-run" with drivers constantly at near 50mph, I can sympathise with the residents of Norton and Madresfield - it's not JUST the potential for accidents it's more about the quality of life for the residents. But, then once some people get behind the wheel they become self-obsessed speed freaks! imustbeoldiwearacap
  • Score: 0

9:57am Sat 21 Jun 14

i-cycle says...

DeBrian Thronker wrote:
i-cycle here. Have to say that I definitely approve of these new speed cameras. Jolly well serves you all right for wanting to actually get to your destination on time and without sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage.
For the record. The above comment wasn't made by me.

My view is that the rules of the road should be respected by all road users including cyclists.
[quote][p][bold]DeBrian Thronker[/bold] wrote: i-cycle here. Have to say that I definitely approve of these new speed cameras. Jolly well serves you all right for wanting to actually get to your destination on time and without sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage.[/p][/quote]For the record. The above comment wasn't made by me. My view is that the rules of the road should be respected by all road users including cyclists. i-cycle
  • Score: 1

1:22pm Sat 21 Jun 14

imustbeoldiwearacap says...

imustbeoldiwearacap wrote:
It's not rocket science, just pay attention to the roads and signage and keep to the speed limit! Having lived on a busy 30 limit road that was used as a "rat-run" with drivers constantly at near 50mph, I can sympathise with the residents of Norton and Madresfield - it's not JUST the potential for accidents it's more about the quality of life for the residents. But, then once some people get behind the wheel they become self-obsessed speed freaks!
so saying - just got home to find a letter from West Mercia Police inviting me to make a contribution to their Christmas party - Obviously it was me this time being a speed freak - not paying attention and ignoring the 30mph sign!
[quote][p][bold]imustbeoldiwearacap[/bold] wrote: It's not rocket science, just pay attention to the roads and signage and keep to the speed limit! Having lived on a busy 30 limit road that was used as a "rat-run" with drivers constantly at near 50mph, I can sympathise with the residents of Norton and Madresfield - it's not JUST the potential for accidents it's more about the quality of life for the residents. But, then once some people get behind the wheel they become self-obsessed speed freaks![/p][/quote]so saying - just got home to find a letter from West Mercia Police inviting me to make a contribution to their Christmas party - Obviously it was me this time being a speed freak - not paying attention and ignoring the 30mph sign! imustbeoldiwearacap
  • Score: 4

9:52pm Mon 23 Jun 14

PFI Compliance says...

Totally agree with limits are too low comments above.

I believed to be able to establish new speed camera sites there needed to be a demonstrable level of serious accidents and/or fatalities......not that I would wish any of these to occur.

I agree with speed cameras by schools and think these should be live 1 hour before to 1 hour after school commences and ends. then the limit can be reset to a reasonable acceptable level.

Safety Camera partnership should be abolished and the job of road law enforcement given back to the Police who can take into account the persons vehicle condition, their driving ability, the conditions prevalent etc. The Police of course would also be available to intercept criminals, respond to emergencies and drivers/pedestrian's in distress.

The Safety Partnership, SCAMERA TAX allows to simply print off a fine and then charge for a driving course on top. - To ensure the income Worcestershire County Council continues to lower speed limits and additionally reduces perfectly good dual carriageways into single via white lining which allows further reduction of limits.

Worcestershire Highways have a lot to answer for:-

1) Abortion of a road improvement at Junction 7 (M5) / Whittington to Malvern Island with the slip road that has caused dozens of accidents.
2) Narrowing Dual Carriageway from Worcester to Kidderminster to become single file, down from 70mph to 50mph!
3) Worst of all covering A Roads in "Surface Dressing" - Spray Tar and chippings that are put over faults in road, effectively masking them until the following year. The chippings are left for weeks damaging vehicles that use the road at any speed (inc the 20mph limit). The tar gets on animals pads causing issues to the animal and getting into residents premises.........And the bit they hide from the public, these surfaces cause accidents and have lead the death of drivers including motorcyclists who slide on piles of loose gravel left months after the work is finished.!!!!!
Totally agree with limits are too low comments above. I believed to be able to establish new speed camera sites there needed to be a demonstrable level of serious accidents and/or fatalities......not that I would wish any of these to occur. I agree with speed cameras by schools and think these should be live 1 hour before to 1 hour after school commences and ends. then the limit can be reset to a reasonable acceptable level. Safety Camera partnership should be abolished and the job of road law enforcement given back to the Police who can take into account the persons vehicle condition, their driving ability, the conditions prevalent etc. The Police of course would also be available to intercept criminals, respond to emergencies and drivers/pedestrian's in distress. The Safety Partnership, SCAMERA TAX allows to simply print off a fine and then charge for a driving course on top. - To ensure the income Worcestershire County Council continues to lower speed limits and additionally reduces perfectly good dual carriageways into single via white lining which allows further reduction of limits. Worcestershire Highways have a lot to answer for:- 1) Abortion of a road improvement at Junction 7 (M5) / Whittington to Malvern Island with the slip road that has caused dozens of accidents. 2) Narrowing Dual Carriageway from Worcester to Kidderminster to become single file, down from 70mph to 50mph! 3) Worst of all covering A Roads in "Surface Dressing" - Spray Tar and chippings that are put over faults in road, effectively masking them until the following year. The chippings are left for weeks damaging vehicles that use the road at any speed (inc the 20mph limit). The tar gets on animals pads causing issues to the animal and getting into residents premises.........And the bit they hide from the public, these surfaces cause accidents and have lead the death of drivers including motorcyclists who slide on piles of loose gravel left months after the work is finished.!!!!! PFI Compliance
  • Score: 4

7:58am Tue 24 Jun 14

LadyNewsWorcester56 says...

At last something is being done to capture to bad drivers through our village. It will be interesting to see how many are men?
At last something is being done to capture to bad drivers through our village. It will be interesting to see how many are men? LadyNewsWorcester56
  • Score: -9

10:54am Tue 24 Jun 14

MikeGoode says...

Wow lady news! What are you insinuating there?

I've known two Norton neighbours be caught speeding past the church in the past (both at 35mph) and both were women. (Only mentioned in the interest of balance by the way)

Best warn the cricketers and croquet players to slow down a bit.
Wow lady news! What are you insinuating there? I've known two Norton neighbours be caught speeding past the church in the past (both at 35mph) and both were women. (Only mentioned in the interest of balance by the way) Best warn the cricketers and croquet players to slow down a bit. MikeGoode
  • Score: 6

11:51am Tue 24 Jun 14

CJH says...

LadyNewsWorcester56 wrote:
At last something is being done to capture to bad drivers through our village. It will be interesting to see how many are men?
What planet are you on? I'm a woman and I find that comment ridiculous and insulting towards men, and embarrassed that a woman has said it. You must have a real problem 'lady' ! You do know it's 2014, not 1914 don't you?
[quote][p][bold]LadyNewsWorcester56[/bold] wrote: At last something is being done to capture to bad drivers through our village. It will be interesting to see how many are men?[/p][/quote]What planet are you on? I'm a woman and I find that comment ridiculous and insulting towards men, and embarrassed that a woman has said it. You must have a real problem 'lady' ! You do know it's 2014, not 1914 don't you? CJH
  • Score: 6

12:14pm Tue 24 Jun 14

3thinker says...

What's the betting that those who complain most when fined for breaking the highway code are also those who want harder sentences for other criminals.
What's the betting that those who complain most when fined for breaking the highway code are also those who want harder sentences for other criminals. 3thinker
  • Score: 3

10:42pm Tue 24 Jun 14

LadyNewsWorcester56 says...

Oh dear and there was me thinking folks on here had a sence of humour! Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone. PS - I saw the mobile van there tonight around 8:30pm.
Oh dear and there was me thinking folks on here had a sence of humour! Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone. PS - I saw the mobile van there tonight around 8:30pm. LadyNewsWorcester56
  • Score: -1

11:34pm Tue 24 Jun 14

CJH says...

LadyNewsWorcester56 wrote:
Oh dear and there was me thinking folks on here had a sence of humour! Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone. PS - I saw the mobile van there tonight around 8:30pm.
Yes we have a sense of humour. But only when something is funny. I'd like to know why you thought it would be 'interesting' to see how many men were caught? Would it not be 'interesting' to see how many women were caught? Why is their gender even relevant?
[quote][p][bold]LadyNewsWorcester56[/bold] wrote: Oh dear and there was me thinking folks on here had a sence of humour! Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone. PS - I saw the mobile van there tonight around 8:30pm.[/p][/quote]Yes we have a sense of humour. But only when something is funny. I'd like to know why you thought it would be 'interesting' to see how many men were caught? Would it not be 'interesting' to see how many women were caught? Why is their gender even relevant? CJH
  • Score: 2

10:28am Thu 26 Jun 14

Giorgos says...

Red Baron wrote:
Yet again Worcestershire does not adopt the good practices of other counties and once more seeks to fine motorists for driving. Wiltshire has done away with speed cameras for several years now and accidents in the county and in particular along the major trunk roads and within the towns has fallen., They use the money saved to police more effectively and educate drivers. Speed does not in itself kill but those cyclists and pedestrians who do not follow simple rules of self-preservation (Darwinism) and those drivers think that the roads are race tracks need to be educated not penalised. Children should be taught that a car does not stop instantly even when doing 30mph and they should look left right and then left again to ensure the road is clear before they attempt to cross. It was called the Green Cross code and common sense.

Wake up Worcestershire -speed restrictions can and do cause accidents and do not prevent them. only people who are responsible road users can do that effectively.
Living in a village makes one more aware of the dangers of speed. Why do you think there is a need to locate a speed camera by the school in Madresfield? It is because of the ignorance and arrogance of some drivers who choose to ignore the speed limit, especially the temporary 20 mph one at school pick up/drop off time. How would you feel if you had a child at a village school and people were driving by at relatively high speed? During mornings and afternoons there are usually vehicles parked on both sides of the road allowing single file traffic only; however the number of near misses and bashed wing mirrors caused by intolerance and poor and inconsiderate driving has to be seen to be believed. On numerous occasions whilst adhering to the limit I have had someone tailgating me and trying to get me to speed up. The speed limit is there for a reason and it's about time it was enforced. People know that there is a school there and they should drive in a suitable manner. Just use your common sense.
[quote][p][bold]Red Baron[/bold] wrote: Yet again Worcestershire does not adopt the good practices of other counties and once more seeks to fine motorists for driving. Wiltshire has done away with speed cameras for several years now and accidents in the county and in particular along the major trunk roads and within the towns has fallen., They use the money saved to police more effectively and educate drivers. Speed does not in itself kill but those cyclists and pedestrians who do not follow simple rules of self-preservation (Darwinism) and those drivers think that the roads are race tracks need to be educated not penalised. Children should be taught that a car does not stop instantly even when doing 30mph and they should look left right and then left again to ensure the road is clear before they attempt to cross. It was called the Green Cross code and common sense. Wake up Worcestershire -speed restrictions can and do cause accidents and do not prevent them. only people who are responsible road users can do that effectively.[/p][/quote]Living in a village makes one more aware of the dangers of speed. Why do you think there is a need to locate a speed camera by the school in Madresfield? It is because of the ignorance and arrogance of some drivers who choose to ignore the speed limit, especially the temporary 20 mph one at school pick up/drop off time. How would you feel if you had a child at a village school and people were driving by at relatively high speed? During mornings and afternoons there are usually vehicles parked on both sides of the road allowing single file traffic only; however the number of near misses and bashed wing mirrors caused by intolerance and poor and inconsiderate driving has to be seen to be believed. On numerous occasions whilst adhering to the limit I have had someone tailgating me and trying to get me to speed up. The speed limit is there for a reason and it's about time it was enforced. People know that there is a school there and they should drive in a suitable manner. Just use your common sense. Giorgos
  • Score: 1

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