Today Eastleigh Police asked Chandler’s Ford drivers to slow down.
“Over 35 vehicles identified as speeding between 3pm and 4.15pm on Hursley Road today by our Communtiy Speedwatch Team. Please Slow Down!”
Over 35 vehicles identified as speeding between 3pm and 4.15pm on Hursley Road today by our Communtiy Speedwatch Team. Please Slow Down!
— Eastleigh Police (@EastleighPolice) May 11, 2015
It means every two minutes a car was found over the speed limit.
Mike Sedgwick, in his post about Chandler’s Ford Policing, shared traffic problems in Chandler’s Ford.
It was a report from the PACT Meeting (Police and Community Together) at Merdon School on Wednesday evening 25 March.
Traffic problems in Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury
General discussion brought up traffic problems, parking and speeding.
The police are looking for volunteers to run Community SpeedWatch. These are guys who check the speeds of cars with a radar device. Owners of cars exceeding 35 mph in a 30 mph area will be sent a warning letter. Persistent offenders will be noted by the police.
People object to cars parked in some places, outside schools and outside their own homes. If cars are legally parked and are taxed and insured then there is nothing one can legitimately complain about. If cars park in restricted areas, it is not a police problem, the council traffic wardens must deal with it.
Traffic wardens have to be self-financing so we will not get one to rush out from Eastleigh in the hope that a single car is still illegally parked. A persistent or regular offender is likely to be caught eventually.
The police will speak to business owners if it is felt that their customers cause congestion. Sometimes a change in layout of the parking or entrance and exit will solve the problem.