Illegal drivers caught in police operation on Abingdon Road

Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police

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Six drivers using mobile phones and 12 not wearing a seatbelt were stopped by police yesterday.

Thames Valley Police’s Pc Mark Pilling said two cars were seized during the Abingdon Road check – one motorist had no insurance and the other no licence.

He said five drivers were also found not to have any tax or an MOT.

 

 

 

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9:29am Tue 2 Sep 14

Quentin Walker says...

Well done, TVP. Keep it up.

I notice in yesterday's Court report, heavier penalties have been given for driving without insurance. About time.
Well done, TVP. Keep it up. I notice in yesterday's Court report, heavier penalties have been given for driving without insurance. About time. Quentin Walker
  • Score: 11

10:43am Tue 2 Sep 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Quentin Walker wrote:
Well done, TVP. Keep it up.

I notice in yesterday's Court report, heavier penalties have been given for driving without insurance. About time.
Exactly.

Now, how about the "Tesco" roundabout at the Business Park? I appreciate that most of the white lines are worn away so lane management by irregular users is poor - it doesn't help when drivers are paying more attention to their phone than the road ahead though.
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Walker[/bold] wrote: Well done, TVP. Keep it up. I notice in yesterday's Court report, heavier penalties have been given for driving without insurance. About time.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Now, how about the "Tesco" roundabout at the Business Park? I appreciate that most of the white lines are worn away so lane management by irregular users is poor - it doesn't help when drivers are paying more attention to their phone than the road ahead though. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 14

11:45am Tue 2 Sep 14

docs says...

Andrew:Oxford wrote:
Quentin Walker wrote:
Well done, TVP. Keep it up.

I notice in yesterday's Court report, heavier penalties have been given for driving without insurance. About time.
Exactly.

Now, how about the "Tesco" roundabout at the Business Park? I appreciate that most of the white lines are worn away so lane management by irregular users is poor - it doesn't help when drivers are paying more attention to their phone than the road ahead though.
Lane discipline at that roundabout is almost non-existent.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Walker[/bold] wrote: Well done, TVP. Keep it up. I notice in yesterday's Court report, heavier penalties have been given for driving without insurance. About time.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Now, how about the "Tesco" roundabout at the Business Park? I appreciate that most of the white lines are worn away so lane management by irregular users is poor - it doesn't help when drivers are paying more attention to their phone than the road ahead though.[/p][/quote]Lane discipline at that roundabout is almost non-existent. docs
  • Score: 6

12:34pm Tue 2 Sep 14

King Joke says...

Lane discipline is poor at this roundabout, but it does not help when the markings are contradictory. Approaching the roundabout on the northbound exit slip, both the middle and offside lanes are marked with 'straight on and right' filter arrows! How is that supposed to work?!?
Lane discipline is poor at this roundabout, but it does not help when the markings are contradictory. Approaching the roundabout on the northbound exit slip, both the middle and offside lanes are marked with 'straight on and right' filter arrows! How is that supposed to work?!? King Joke
  • Score: 5

1:28pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

King Joke wrote:
Lane discipline is poor at this roundabout, but it does not help when the markings are contradictory. Approaching the roundabout on the northbound exit slip, both the middle and offside lanes are marked with 'straight on and right' filter arrows! How is that supposed to work?!?
Likewise coming from Garsington. The nearside lane has straight on and left arrow - but the lane markings are for the nearside lane to exit at Tesco or Westbound onto the bypass.

I'd rather see a large left arrow and smaller left arrow to instruct traffic to turn left only. It might cut down on the number of times I have to break sharply to avoid a side swipe by either a confused motorist or a time-short motorist who is too important to queue.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Lane discipline is poor at this roundabout, but it does not help when the markings are contradictory. Approaching the roundabout on the northbound exit slip, both the middle and offside lanes are marked with 'straight on and right' filter arrows! How is that supposed to work?!?[/p][/quote]Likewise coming from Garsington. The nearside lane has straight on and left arrow - but the lane markings are for the nearside lane to exit at Tesco or Westbound onto the bypass. I'd rather see a large left arrow and smaller left arrow to instruct traffic to turn left only. It might cut down on the number of times I have to break sharply to avoid a side swipe by either a confused motorist or a time-short motorist who is too important to queue. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 5

1:35pm Tue 2 Sep 14

King Joke says...

Or a long arrow with two left-turning heads on it. On the continent the lane arrangement would be far less ambiguous, but it seems to be beyond traffic engineers in this country.

Back on topic, this is good news but spot checks like this are sadly too few and far between.
Or a long arrow with two left-turning heads on it. On the continent the lane arrangement would be far less ambiguous, but it seems to be beyond traffic engineers in this country. Back on topic, this is good news but spot checks like this are sadly too few and far between. King Joke
  • Score: 6

9:50pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

I wonder how many illegal number plates they ignored, wholeheartedly agree with the the ones they stopped, and hope they keep it up, but it's about time they started nicking the Muppets with over-inflated egos, and fining them the maximum £1000 a time.
I wonder how many illegal number plates they ignored, wholeheartedly agree with the the ones they stopped, and hope they keep it up, but it's about time they started nicking the Muppets with over-inflated egos, and fining them the maximum £1000 a time. Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 2
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