Police crackdown on Twyford speedersBy Jon Nurse
March 18, 2013
Police are cracking down on speeding drivers in Twyford following concerns raised by villagers.
Hotspots are being identified by the neighbourhood police team with extra training taking place to get more officers manning speed guns around the northern parishes.
PC Giles Murphy said: “We have noticed the increase for whatever reason and want to do what we can to remove it.
“Now the weather is clearing up, I’ve asked the PCSOs to find hotspots where residents have been complaining significantly.”
PC Murphy will send his team out for three or four hours at a time to do checks in Twyford, Charvil, Wargrave, Sonning, Ruscombe, Hurst and Remenham in the coming weeks.
During the sessions, the team will also monitor parking and use automatic number plate recognition technology to check passing cars are properly registered and taxed.
“We do get quite a few results with that and will be ready to pull cars over,” PC Murphy added.
Twyford parish councillors have also been approached with concerns over speeding traffic.
Feedback from the council’s ‘meet the public’ session at Twyford Library, in Polehampton Close, in January requested a 20mph speed limit in Wargrave Road. The comments were passed to the council’s planning and amenities committee.
Police regularly receive calls complaining about commuter and school parking and last month were called to deal with reports of unhappy neighbours putting threatening notes on cars they believe shouldn’t be parked in their road.
One note was stuck to a vehicle with superglue, an action condemned by the neighbourhood police team who warned such retaliation could be classified as criminal damage.