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Police target 20mph limit in St Giles' a second time
9:30am Saturday 22nd September 2012 in Oxford
MORE than 80 drivers were stopped for flouting the 20mph speed limit in Oxford city centre in the latest police crackdown. Officers conducted the operation in St Giles’ between 10am and noon on Thursday, catching 83 motorists.
Sixteen drivers were caught travelling at more than 31mph and were given £60 fixed penalty notices and three points.
The fastest was caught travelling at 37mph.
Those travelling at between 26mph and 31mph were given speed advice by police officers.
Pc Mark Pilling, who organised the check, said: “We will continue to carry out these checks in response to concerns from local communities.
“I trust the drivers stopped and spoken to will think twice about their speed in future.”
Emails, revealed by the Oxford Mail on Tuesday, showed Thames Valley Police admitted trying to “fob off” councillors about not enforcing the limit.
On August 31, police stopped 83 vehicles travelling over 26mph, fining and giving penalty points to 18 drivers travelling between 32mph and 39mph.
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