Spot checks on drivers

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First published in News

Police issued nearly 50 tickets in traffic checks in Headington yesterday.

Sixteen drivers were issued tickets for flouting right turn bans, while 11 were fined for not wearing seatbelts during the checks at the Headington roundabout and Bayswater Road from 9am until noon. Drivers were also caught using phones and speeding in a 30mph limit.

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8:42am Fri 16 May 14

Deadwoodward says...

Can't believe people still don't wear seatbelts!
Can't believe people still don't wear seatbelts! Deadwoodward
  • Score: 17

9:02am Fri 16 May 14

Myron Blatz says...

Seatbelts? You got to believe just how many people - especially women - I see driving while using one hand for their mobile phone, and in control of nothing! As for all those people who park on double yellows, pavements and verges, I'd simply hoist their vehicle onto a truck and take it to be crushed - no option to pay fines, and no excuse by people with disabled badges to park for three hours whilst they walk around doing their shopping, or boozing in Wetherspoons!
Seatbelts? You got to believe just how many people - especially women - I see driving while using one hand for their mobile phone, and in control of nothing! As for all those people who park on double yellows, pavements and verges, I'd simply hoist their vehicle onto a truck and take it to be crushed - no option to pay fines, and no excuse by people with disabled badges to park for three hours whilst they walk around doing their shopping, or boozing in Wetherspoons! Myron Blatz
  • Score: 8

4:03pm Fri 16 May 14

John Lamb says...

I admire the efforts the police are going to in an effort to change bad drivers' habits but the really bad driving is on the A34 and M40.
I very rarely see a police presence on them but read about a lot of deaths and injuries.
People who'll risk a £100 and three points for using their phone wile driving amaze me.
Texters infuriate me with their constant head nodding up and down....half their attention on the road and half on their phones.
I admire the efforts the police are going to in an effort to change bad drivers' habits but the really bad driving is on the A34 and M40. I very rarely see a police presence on them but read about a lot of deaths and injuries. People who'll risk a £100 and three points for using their phone wile driving amaze me. Texters infuriate me with their constant head nodding up and down....half their attention on the road and half on their phones. John Lamb
  • Score: 10

5:26pm Fri 16 May 14

Greenie27 says...

I strongly believe dash or head cam evidence taken by the public should also be used to prosecute. More and more cams are being used and as such we must be allowed to submit our findings.

Controversial maybe but if you abide by the law then you have nothing to worry about.
I strongly believe dash or head cam evidence taken by the public should also be used to prosecute. More and more cams are being used and as such we must be allowed to submit our findings. Controversial maybe but if you abide by the law then you have nothing to worry about. Greenie27
  • Score: 2

6:35am Sat 17 May 14

the wizard says...

The penalty for phone usage is simply not enough as it is not a deterrent. I would make it £1,000 and a one month ban, followed by £3000 and a year ban for the second offense. If you are law abiding then it's not a problem, but if you are a cretin then your license and bank balance could be under pressure, tough.
The penalty for phone usage is simply not enough as it is not a deterrent. I would make it £1,000 and a one month ban, followed by £3000 and a year ban for the second offense. If you are law abiding then it's not a problem, but if you are a cretin then your license and bank balance could be under pressure, tough. the wizard
  • Score: 3

7:02am Sat 17 May 14

Christine Hovis says...

Hopefully TVP will go back exactly a week later, and catch some of the same people doing exactly the same thing. A small proportion of people think they can act however the want without regard to the consequences.
Hopefully TVP will go back exactly a week later, and catch some of the same people doing exactly the same thing. A small proportion of people think they can act however the want without regard to the consequences. Christine Hovis
  • Score: 2

11:10pm Sat 17 May 14

John Lamb says...

I totally agree Greenie27.....the youtube police witness dashcam scheme has already been taken up by many police forces....just not this one.
I totally agree Greenie27.....the youtube police witness dashcam scheme has already been taken up by many police forces....just not this one. John Lamb
  • Score: 0

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