Speeding campaign group, the North Cotswolds Rural area Against Speeding Harm (No Crash) celebrate first anniversary
A NUMBER of residents and councillors who launched an action group campaigning for lower traffic speed have issued a report on their progress in recognition of their first anniversary.
The North Cotswolds Rural area Against Speeding Harm (No Crash) was set up to combat excessive speeders on A436 road that runs between the Air Balloon pub and Bourton-on-the-Water.
Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, chairman of the group, said: “We’ve met with the authorities regularly and have lobbied them to take action.
“The police have committed to speed checks following their survey last November which recorded a staggering 92,000 vehicles speeding in just one week.”
The police surveyed almost a quarter of a million cars during October and November of last year and found that nearly half of all vehicles had broken the speed limit.
The highest speed recorded by the police was 136mph, by a car travelling close to the Old Restaurant in Andoversford.
The group’s secretary, Peter Hellyar, who lives on the A436, said: “Those of us who live along the A436 are literally in the firing line of traffic.
“We do feel frustrated and what we now need is a very visible and high profile speed check campaign by the police that will remind drivers of the speed limit.”
Since the group’s inception last August, it has already achieved notable success including the implementation of a 20mph speed limit in Andoversford and creating a community speed watch group in Shipton.
Cllr Hodgkinson said: “We can see some real progress over the last year as a result of our campaign but more needs to be done.
“This is clearly a long term campaign.”
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