Frinton: Volunteers catch record number of speeding drivers

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SPEEDWATCH volunteers have urged drivers to slow down after catching a record number of speeders.

The volunteer group, made up of residents and councillors, recorded 19 speeding cars in a two hour spell in Great Holland.

The fastest car was caught driving at 43mph in a 30mph zone.

One of the founding councillors Robert Bucke said: “This was certainly a record when we have been out.

“It is worrying to see so many people speeding there in such a short space of time.

“To those who do speed on our roads, they have no idea what risks they are taking by speeding until it is too late.

“Hopefully our presence out there will encourage people to slow down a bit.

“We just want to help make our roads safer.”

Number plates, makes and models are taken down from the offending cars and the information is given to police.

Speeders get a letter of warning the first time they are caught, while repeat offenders are given more serious punishments.

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5:13pm Mon 26 Nov 12

thecapedcrusader69 says...

'The volunteer group, made up of residents and councillors' should read The volunteer group, made up of residents who have nothing better to do and are probably busy bodies and councillors who want to look good in front of the community so we don't check their expenses....
'The volunteer group, made up of residents and councillors' should read The volunteer group, made up of residents who have nothing better to do and are probably busy bodies and councillors who want to look good in front of the community so we don't check their expenses.... thecapedcrusader69
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6:41pm Mon 26 Nov 12

snowy321 says...

Try telling that2the ppl that died lastnight on the St Johns rd cos of a car crash.
Try telling that2the ppl that died lastnight on the St Johns rd cos of a car crash. snowy321
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8:14pm Mon 26 Nov 12

mbr1955 says...

Oh dear, I feel very sorry for the thecapedcrusader69. Perhaps he needs to think about all the people who loose loved ones due to speeding drivers. Also he needs to live on a road that has a 30 mph speed limit and where the drivers speed through at 70 mph, like I do. It might make him think again.
Oh dear, I feel very sorry for the thecapedcrusader69. Perhaps he needs to think about all the people who loose loved ones due to speeding drivers. Also he needs to live on a road that has a 30 mph speed limit and where the drivers speed through at 70 mph, like I do. It might make him think again. mbr1955
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9:41pm Mon 26 Nov 12

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I feel the biggest problem is the people who drive across the marshes from Clacton at 35/40mph even though it is a national speed limit at 60mph. They then get to Gt Holland and continue at the same speed even though its a 30mph limit. The majority of these people are old, have lost there concept of speed, and if you stopped them, they would say they are sensible drivers that don't speed. I am constantly held up by motorists who drive appallingly across the marshes, who break for every bend and cause queues of traffic. They obviously have no feel for driving anymore. As i get to great holland, i put my cruise control on at 30, and they pull away from me as they speed. If they can't drive across the marshes as they have no driving skills, they could cause carnage if a kid ran out. It makes me so mad, so mad. Old people driving should be banned, use the bus service my tax pays for. Grrrrr.
I feel the biggest problem is the people who drive across the marshes from Clacton at 35/40mph even though it is a national speed limit at 60mph. They then get to Gt Holland and continue at the same speed even though its a 30mph limit. The majority of these people are old, have lost there concept of speed, and if you stopped them, they would say they are sensible drivers that don't speed. I am constantly held up by motorists who drive appallingly across the marshes, who break for every bend and cause queues of traffic. They obviously have no feel for driving anymore. As i get to great holland, i put my cruise control on at 30, and they pull away from me as they speed. If they can't drive across the marshes as they have no driving skills, they could cause carnage if a kid ran out. It makes me so mad, so mad. Old people driving should be banned, use the bus service my tax pays for. Grrrrr. remove
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9:15am Tue 27 Nov 12

jaywick grinch says...

remove wrote:
I feel the biggest problem is the people who drive across the marshes from Clacton at 35/40mph even though it is a national speed limit at 60mph. They then get to Gt Holland and continue at the same speed even though its a 30mph limit. The majority of these people are old, have lost there concept of speed, and if you stopped them, they would say they are sensible drivers that don't speed. I am constantly held up by motorists who drive appallingly across the marshes, who break for every bend and cause queues of traffic. They obviously have no feel for driving anymore. As i get to great holland, i put my cruise control on at 30, and they pull away from me as they speed. If they can't drive across the marshes as they have no driving skills, they could cause carnage if a kid ran out. It makes me so mad, so mad. Old people driving should be banned, use the bus service my tax pays for. Grrrrr.
"As i get to great Holland, i put my cruise control on at 30," sounds like somebody that doesn't have much confidence in his own driving skills if he has to use cruise control to stay at 30 , there for motorways. and as for it being old drivers Ive been driving since i was 17 I'm now 68 and drive 400 to 600 miles a week and can honestly say the only accident I've had in all them years was when a young drink driver hit my car when it was parked legally. so get a life son shine.
[quote][p][bold]remove[/bold] wrote: I feel the biggest problem is the people who drive across the marshes from Clacton at 35/40mph even though it is a national speed limit at 60mph. They then get to Gt Holland and continue at the same speed even though its a 30mph limit. The majority of these people are old, have lost there concept of speed, and if you stopped them, they would say they are sensible drivers that don't speed. I am constantly held up by motorists who drive appallingly across the marshes, who break for every bend and cause queues of traffic. They obviously have no feel for driving anymore. As i get to great holland, i put my cruise control on at 30, and they pull away from me as they speed. If they can't drive across the marshes as they have no driving skills, they could cause carnage if a kid ran out. It makes me so mad, so mad. Old people driving should be banned, use the bus service my tax pays for. Grrrrr.[/p][/quote]"As i get to great Holland, i put my cruise control on at 30," sounds like somebody that doesn't have much confidence in his own driving skills if he has to use cruise control to stay at 30 , there for motorways. and as for it being old drivers Ive been driving since i was 17 I'm now 68 and drive 400 to 600 miles a week and can honestly say the only accident I've had in all them years was when a young drink driver hit my car when it was parked legally. so get a life son shine. jaywick grinch
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1:28pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Clacman says...

Whilst I don't agree with speeding in a built-up area, I also cannot agree with vigilante style speed traps. I'm sure these people mean well, but they cannot be objective enough when reporting incidents. Can they honestly say that if they "clock" a friend or relative's car speeding they would report it? I think not. Leave the law to the police and the judiciary, not a group of do-gooders.
Whilst I don't agree with speeding in a built-up area, I also cannot agree with vigilante style speed traps. I'm sure these people mean well, but they cannot be objective enough when reporting incidents. Can they honestly say that if they "clock" a friend or relative's car speeding they would report it? I think not. Leave the law to the police and the judiciary, not a group of do-gooders. Clacman
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8:03pm Tue 27 Nov 12

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jaywick grinch wrote:
remove wrote:
I feel the biggest problem is the people who drive across the marshes from Clacton at 35/40mph even though it is a national speed limit at 60mph. They then get to Gt Holland and continue at the same speed even though its a 30mph limit. The majority of these people are old, have lost there concept of speed, and if you stopped them, they would say they are sensible drivers that don't speed. I am constantly held up by motorists who drive appallingly across the marshes, who break for every bend and cause queues of traffic. They obviously have no feel for driving anymore. As i get to great holland, i put my cruise control on at 30, and they pull away from me as they speed. If they can't drive across the marshes as they have no driving skills, they could cause carnage if a kid ran out. It makes me so mad, so mad. Old people driving should be banned, use the bus service my tax pays for. Grrrrr.
"As i get to great Holland, i put my cruise control on at 30," sounds like somebody that doesn't have much confidence in his own driving skills if he has to use cruise control to stay at 30 , there for motorways. and as for it being old drivers Ive been driving since i was 17 I'm now 68 and drive 400 to 600 miles a week and can honestly say the only accident I've had in all them years was when a young drink driver hit my car when it was parked legally. so get a life son shine.
haha, that will do!!! Easy fishing round here old man! why is cruise control for motorways only?? I'm sure it is too complicated for you to use anyway, I bet you still can't program your VCR!!
[quote][p][bold]jaywick grinch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]remove[/bold] wrote: I feel the biggest problem is the people who drive across the marshes from Clacton at 35/40mph even though it is a national speed limit at 60mph. They then get to Gt Holland and continue at the same speed even though its a 30mph limit. The majority of these people are old, have lost there concept of speed, and if you stopped them, they would say they are sensible drivers that don't speed. I am constantly held up by motorists who drive appallingly across the marshes, who break for every bend and cause queues of traffic. They obviously have no feel for driving anymore. As i get to great holland, i put my cruise control on at 30, and they pull away from me as they speed. If they can't drive across the marshes as they have no driving skills, they could cause carnage if a kid ran out. It makes me so mad, so mad. Old people driving should be banned, use the bus service my tax pays for. Grrrrr.[/p][/quote]"As i get to great Holland, i put my cruise control on at 30," sounds like somebody that doesn't have much confidence in his own driving skills if he has to use cruise control to stay at 30 , there for motorways. and as for it being old drivers Ive been driving since i was 17 I'm now 68 and drive 400 to 600 miles a week and can honestly say the only accident I've had in all them years was when a young drink driver hit my car when it was parked legally. so get a life son shine.[/p][/quote]haha, that will do!!! Easy fishing round here old man! why is cruise control for motorways only?? I'm sure it is too complicated for you to use anyway, I bet you still can't program your VCR!! remove
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9:20pm Tue 27 Nov 12

jaywick grinch says...

remove wrote:
jaywick grinch wrote:
remove wrote:
I feel the biggest problem is the people who drive across the marshes from Clacton at 35/40mph even though it is a national speed limit at 60mph. They then get to Gt Holland and continue at the same speed even though its a 30mph limit. The majority of these people are old, have lost there concept of speed, and if you stopped them, they would say they are sensible drivers that don't speed. I am constantly held up by motorists who drive appallingly across the marshes, who break for every bend and cause queues of traffic. They obviously have no feel for driving anymore. As i get to great holland, i put my cruise control on at 30, and they pull away from me as they speed. If they can't drive across the marshes as they have no driving skills, they could cause carnage if a kid ran out. It makes me so mad, so mad. Old people driving should be banned, use the bus service my tax pays for. Grrrrr.
"As i get to great Holland, i put my cruise control on at 30," sounds like somebody that doesn't have much confidence in his own driving skills if he has to use cruise control to stay at 30 , there for motorways. and as for it being old drivers Ive been driving since i was 17 I'm now 68 and drive 400 to 600 miles a week and can honestly say the only accident I've had in all them years was when a young drink driver hit my car when it was parked legally. so get a life son shine.
haha, that will do!!! Easy fishing round here old man! why is cruise control for motorways only?? I'm sure it is too complicated for you to use anyway, I bet you still can't program your VCR!!
Moronic little troll, i bet you only have a twist and go little knob.
[quote][p][bold]remove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaywick grinch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]remove[/bold] wrote: I feel the biggest problem is the people who drive across the marshes from Clacton at 35/40mph even though it is a national speed limit at 60mph. They then get to Gt Holland and continue at the same speed even though its a 30mph limit. The majority of these people are old, have lost there concept of speed, and if you stopped them, they would say they are sensible drivers that don't speed. I am constantly held up by motorists who drive appallingly across the marshes, who break for every bend and cause queues of traffic. They obviously have no feel for driving anymore. As i get to great holland, i put my cruise control on at 30, and they pull away from me as they speed. If they can't drive across the marshes as they have no driving skills, they could cause carnage if a kid ran out. It makes me so mad, so mad. Old people driving should be banned, use the bus service my tax pays for. Grrrrr.[/p][/quote]"As i get to great Holland, i put my cruise control on at 30," sounds like somebody that doesn't have much confidence in his own driving skills if he has to use cruise control to stay at 30 , there for motorways. and as for it being old drivers Ive been driving since i was 17 I'm now 68 and drive 400 to 600 miles a week and can honestly say the only accident I've had in all them years was when a young drink driver hit my car when it was parked legally. so get a life son shine.[/p][/quote]haha, that will do!!! Easy fishing round here old man! why is cruise control for motorways only?? I'm sure it is too complicated for you to use anyway, I bet you still can't program your VCR!![/p][/quote]Moronic little troll, i bet you only have a twist and go little knob. jaywick grinch
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