Driver and biker face bans for 100+mph speeds

Caught: A police device shows the motorcyclist’s speed during the A4074 check near Berinsfield

Caught: A police device shows the motorcyclist’s speed during the A4074 check near Berinsfield

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A CAR driver was clocked doing 109mph and a motorcyclist caught doing 108mph on a busy road south of Oxford.

Officers set up a new video speed camera check on the A4074 near the H Cafe, Berinsfield, between 6pm and 8pm on Monday and recorded 32 drivers, in cars and on bikes, breaking the 60mph limit.

The officers were using a new digital camera which sees fines sent directly to the address of any driver caught speeding.

More than 20 of those caught speeding on Monday were travelling above 85mph and will be summoned to court. The others will be sent £100 fines in the post.

The fastest speed recorded was 109mph by a car driver, and a motorcyclist was caught doing 108mph. They face driving bans.

Pc Mark Pilling, of the roads police team, said: “We started using this new equipment a month ago and it is highly effective, in that it allows us to both capture the speed and video of the vehicle and driver.

“This can then be sent to the Fixed Penalty Unit to send a notice to the driver.

“The fact that the camera can deal with offences so quickly frees up time for officers to spend on other jobs. We carried out a check in Berinsfield after receiving complaints from local residents and will continue to act on information we receive in order to keep Oxfordshire’s roads safe.”

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8:30am Wed 30 Jul 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Further down the road might be handy too.

I'm a regular driver between Oxford and Reading - there is a short 40mph speed limit on the Portway at Crowmarsh Gifford. I believe this is to aid safe turning into and out of Lister Wilder.

I'm overtaken time after time on this stretch when travelling at the speed limit.
Further down the road might be handy too. I'm a regular driver between Oxford and Reading - there is a short 40mph speed limit on the Portway at Crowmarsh Gifford. I believe this is to aid safe turning into and out of Lister Wilder. I'm overtaken time after time on this stretch when travelling at the speed limit. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 0

9:17am Wed 30 Jul 14

Parzley says...

A fine of £100 for doing 85mph in a 60mph limit seems like a bargain! I'm surprised we don't see more people hurtling down the Dorchester by-pass at 80+mph, given the chances of getting caught.
A fine of £100 for doing 85mph in a 60mph limit seems like a bargain! I'm surprised we don't see more people hurtling down the Dorchester by-pass at 80+mph, given the chances of getting caught. Parzley
  • Score: 4

9:34am Wed 30 Jul 14

docs says...

Parzley wrote:
A fine of £100 for doing 85mph in a 60mph limit seems like a bargain! I'm surprised we don't see more people hurtling down the Dorchester by-pass at 80+mph, given the chances of getting caught.
When they see their next insurance bill, £100 won't be the figure in their minds.
[quote][p][bold]Parzley[/bold] wrote: A fine of £100 for doing 85mph in a 60mph limit seems like a bargain! I'm surprised we don't see more people hurtling down the Dorchester by-pass at 80+mph, given the chances of getting caught.[/p][/quote]When they see their next insurance bill, £100 won't be the figure in their minds. docs
  • Score: 4

10:31am Wed 30 Jul 14

Neonlights says...

"The fact that the camera can deal with offences so quickly frees up time for officers to spend on other jobs."

Such as catching people exceeding the 20mph limit in St Giles and Morrell Avenue.
"The fact that the camera can deal with offences so quickly frees up time for officers to spend on other jobs." Such as catching people exceeding the 20mph limit in St Giles and Morrell Avenue. Neonlights
  • Score: -6

10:54am Wed 30 Jul 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

Chronologically people behaving like this are adults but emotionally they're still little boys going "whee! whee! Look at me!" and frankly that isn't going to change after a 28 day ban.
Saint Christopher-bless him-is undoubtedly the hardest working Saint.
Chronologically people behaving like this are adults but emotionally they're still little boys going "whee! whee! Look at me!" and frankly that isn't going to change after a 28 day ban. Saint Christopher-bless him-is undoubtedly the hardest working Saint. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 3

10:56am Wed 30 Jul 14

tinsel84 says...

No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.
No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road. tinsel84
  • Score: 2

11:17am Wed 30 Jul 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

tinsel84 wrote:
No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.
and becasue this road is wide and you can see for a long distance - no reason why the speed shouldnt be 60mph and not 50!
[quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.[/p][/quote]and becasue this road is wide and you can see for a long distance - no reason why the speed shouldnt be 60mph and not 50! yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: 2

12:00pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Parzley says...

tinsel84 wrote:
No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.
Is there a section of dual carriageway with a 60mph limit for cars and motorbikes on the A4074 near Berinsfield? I don't think there is.
[quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.[/p][/quote]Is there a section of dual carriageway with a 60mph limit for cars and motorbikes on the A4074 near Berinsfield? I don't think there is. Parzley
  • Score: -1

12:20pm Wed 30 Jul 14

redstone says...

tinsel84 wrote:
No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.
This is a long curved single carriageway stretch of road with a hatched section between the two lanes - not dual carriageway.
The hatched area is often used for overtaking to the danger of other road users - especially oncoming traffic, as visibility is reduced by the bend. Several times I have seen opposing traffic trying to use this area for passing. There will be a serious head-on soon. Well done TVP for showing initiative.
[quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.[/p][/quote]This is a long curved single carriageway stretch of road with a hatched section between the two lanes - not dual carriageway. The hatched area is often used for overtaking to the danger of other road users - especially oncoming traffic, as visibility is reduced by the bend. Several times I have seen opposing traffic trying to use this area for passing. There will be a serious head-on soon. Well done TVP for showing initiative. redstone
  • Score: 7

1:04pm Wed 30 Jul 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

redstone wrote:
tinsel84 wrote:
No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.
This is a long curved single carriageway stretch of road with a hatched section between the two lanes - not dual carriageway.
The hatched area is often used for overtaking to the danger of other road users - especially oncoming traffic, as visibility is reduced by the bend. Several times I have seen opposing traffic trying to use this area for passing. There will be a serious head-on soon. Well done TVP for showing initiative.
I think the clue to the amount of visibility there is in the "Long curved stretch of road" phrase.. its not a short abrupt curve its long with a fair bit of visibility.
[quote][p][bold]redstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.[/p][/quote]This is a long curved single carriageway stretch of road with a hatched section between the two lanes - not dual carriageway. The hatched area is often used for overtaking to the danger of other road users - especially oncoming traffic, as visibility is reduced by the bend. Several times I have seen opposing traffic trying to use this area for passing. There will be a serious head-on soon. Well done TVP for showing initiative.[/p][/quote]I think the clue to the amount of visibility there is in the "Long curved stretch of road" phrase.. its not a short abrupt curve its long with a fair bit of visibility. yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: 2

2:34pm Wed 30 Jul 14

BigAlBiker says...

Motorcyclists should be given dispensation to speed, were more efficient than some old cronky diesel sunday afternoon driver.
Motorcyclists should be given dispensation to speed, were more efficient than some old cronky diesel sunday afternoon driver. BigAlBiker
  • Score: -3

2:49pm Wed 30 Jul 14

King Joke says...

yabbadabbadoo256 wrote:
redstone wrote:
tinsel84 wrote:
No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.
This is a long curved single carriageway stretch of road with a hatched section between the two lanes - not dual carriageway.
The hatched area is often used for overtaking to the danger of other road users - especially oncoming traffic, as visibility is reduced by the bend. Several times I have seen opposing traffic trying to use this area for passing. There will be a serious head-on soon. Well done TVP for showing initiative.
I think the clue to the amount of visibility there is in the "Long curved stretch of road" phrase.. its not a short abrupt curve its long with a fair bit of visibility.
You're allowed to overtake on a hatched section if the hatching is bounded by broken lines, rather than solid ones. THis is not to condone speeding, but this is a wide and well-engineered road. Overtaking, at up to 60 mph, a slower vehicle on this stretch is safe where visibility allows.
[quote][p][bold]yabbadabbadoo256[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: No doubt they were doing these checks on the least dangerous dual carriageway section of this road.[/p][/quote]This is a long curved single carriageway stretch of road with a hatched section between the two lanes - not dual carriageway. The hatched area is often used for overtaking to the danger of other road users - especially oncoming traffic, as visibility is reduced by the bend. Several times I have seen opposing traffic trying to use this area for passing. There will be a serious head-on soon. Well done TVP for showing initiative.[/p][/quote]I think the clue to the amount of visibility there is in the "Long curved stretch of road" phrase.. its not a short abrupt curve its long with a fair bit of visibility.[/p][/quote]You're allowed to overtake on a hatched section if the hatching is bounded by broken lines, rather than solid ones. THis is not to condone speeding, but this is a wide and well-engineered road. Overtaking, at up to 60 mph, a slower vehicle on this stretch is safe where visibility allows. King Joke
  • Score: 4

3:50pm Wed 30 Jul 14

The New Private Eye says...

Neonlights wrote:
"The fact that the camera can deal with offences so quickly frees up time for officers to spend on other jobs."

Such as catching people exceeding the 20mph limit in St Giles and Morrell Avenue.
Exactly, but judging by St Giles last night, it freed them up to get their Kebabs from Hussein.
[quote][p][bold]Neonlights[/bold] wrote: "The fact that the camera can deal with offences so quickly frees up time for officers to spend on other jobs." Such as catching people exceeding the 20mph limit in St Giles and Morrell Avenue.[/p][/quote]Exactly, but judging by St Giles last night, it freed them up to get their Kebabs from Hussein. The New Private Eye
  • Score: -4

4:20pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Motorcyclists should be given dispensation to speed, were more efficient than some old cronky diesel sunday afternoon driver.
Only on condition that your supporters don't leave tacky bits and pieces wrapped in cellophane at the side of the road when the inevitable happens. Deal?
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Motorcyclists should be given dispensation to speed, were more efficient than some old cronky diesel sunday afternoon driver.[/p][/quote]Only on condition that your supporters don't leave tacky bits and pieces wrapped in cellophane at the side of the road when the inevitable happens. Deal? Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 1

6:03pm Wed 30 Jul 14

EMBOX2 says...

This road is dangerous. I am all for an average speed check on this stretch.
This road is dangerous. I am all for an average speed check on this stretch. EMBOX2
  • Score: 1

8:26am Thu 31 Jul 14

## Nonny Mouse ## says...

Police shouldn't be wasting their time with this. Their resource would be better spent clamping down on cyclists dangerously overtaking all the stationary cars in Oxford.
Police shouldn't be wasting their time with this. Their resource would be better spent clamping down on cyclists dangerously overtaking all the stationary cars in Oxford. ## Nonny Mouse ##
  • Score: -10

10:57am Thu 31 Jul 14

locodogz says...

## Nonny Mouse ## wrote:
Police shouldn't be wasting their time with this. Their resource would be better spent clamping down on cyclists dangerously overtaking all the stationary cars in Oxford.
Nice try Nonny (well not really) - even our most resolute pro-cyclists are unlikely to rise to such blatent and unsubtle trolling!
[quote][p][bold]## Nonny Mouse ##[/bold] wrote: Police shouldn't be wasting their time with this. Their resource would be better spent clamping down on cyclists dangerously overtaking all the stationary cars in Oxford.[/p][/quote]Nice try Nonny (well not really) - even our most resolute pro-cyclists are unlikely to rise to such blatent and unsubtle trolling! locodogz
  • Score: 4

12:18pm Thu 31 Jul 14

GBAbingdon says...

About time too. I used to work close to Berinsfield and was always shocked by both the noise and the dangerous riding of motorcyclists travelling to their Monday meeting at the cafe on the roundabout. I fully understand why the residents complained. Most of these idiots are speeding, pulling wheelies, overtaking in dangerous places and overtaking on solid whites. Sadly they give most (sensible) bikers a very bad name. Roll on to the winter, when most stay at home!
About time too. I used to work close to Berinsfield and was always shocked by both the noise and the dangerous riding of motorcyclists travelling to their Monday meeting at the cafe on the roundabout. I fully understand why the residents complained. Most of these idiots are speeding, pulling wheelies, overtaking in dangerous places and overtaking on solid whites. Sadly they give most (sensible) bikers a very bad name. Roll on to the winter, when most stay at home! GBAbingdon
  • Score: 2

2:37pm Thu 31 Jul 14

The New Private Eye says...

locodogz wrote:
## Nonny Mouse ## wrote:
Police shouldn't be wasting their time with this. Their resource would be better spent clamping down on cyclists dangerously overtaking all the stationary cars in Oxford.
Nice try Nonny (well not really) - even our most resolute pro-cyclists are unlikely to rise to such blatent and unsubtle trolling!
At least you got one going Nonny
[quote][p][bold]locodogz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]## Nonny Mouse ##[/bold] wrote: Police shouldn't be wasting their time with this. Their resource would be better spent clamping down on cyclists dangerously overtaking all the stationary cars in Oxford.[/p][/quote]Nice try Nonny (well not really) - even our most resolute pro-cyclists are unlikely to rise to such blatent and unsubtle trolling![/p][/quote]At least you got one going Nonny The New Private Eye
  • Score: -4

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