New plan to tackle speeding motorists

Basildon Recorder: New plan to tackle speeding motorists New plan to tackle speeding motorists

MOTORISTS could soon be forced to cut their speed at a blackspot as plans to introduce traffic calming measures moved a step closer.

Councillors in Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham have long campaigned for measures in Southend Road, Corringham, to slow down motorists who have been clocked doing more than twice the 30mph speed limit.

Now Thurrock Council has announced it will launch a formal consultation with residents over plans to introduce a zebra crossing and flashing speed signs – which flash the limit at those breaking it.

However, while councillors have said they are pleased some action is being taken, they are adamant they don’t want to see speed bumps brought into the road.

Phil Anderson, Tory ward councillor for Stanford East and Corringham town, who has been campaigning to tackle dangerous speeding in South-end Road for more than a year, said: “These measures will finally give us everything residents voted for in the survey which we held last year.

“I am annoyed it has taken so long, and that several more serious accidents have occurred before the council has finally taken action. “Hopefully this will now make Southend Road safer for drivers and pedestrians alike.”

A speed survey carried out in Southend Road last October found 46 per cent of vehicles using the road broke the 30mph speed limit, with 23 vehicles clocked doing 70mph or more.

Anyone interested in having their say on the consultation can e-mail phil@corringhamconservatives.com

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1:45pm Sun 30 Sep 12

aduksquack says...

Average speed cameras would solve this.
Average speed cameras would solve this. aduksquack

9:05pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Brunning999 says...

Square wheels would slow people down.
Square wheels would slow people down. Brunning999

10:35pm Sun 30 Sep 12

E -Type says...

Kerching!
Kerching! E -Type

10:36pm Sun 30 Sep 12

APR says...

Quote..."A speed survey carried out in Southend Road last October found 46 per cent of vehicles using the road broke the 30mph speed limit, with 23 vehicles clocked doing 70mph or more..."


What has this got to do with Stanford and Corringham ?
Quote..."A speed survey carried out in Southend Road last October found 46 per cent of vehicles using the road broke the 30mph speed limit, with 23 vehicles clocked doing 70mph or more..." What has this got to do with Stanford and Corringham ? APR

11:18pm Sun 30 Sep 12

bob7 says...

Can they do the same in Castle Point?
Can they do the same in Castle Point? bob7

8:00am Mon 1 Oct 12

aduksquack says...

APR wrote:
Quote..."A speed survey carried out in Southend Road last October found 46 per cent of vehicles using the road broke the 30mph speed limit, with 23 vehicles clocked doing 70mph or more..."


What has this got to do with Stanford and Corringham ?
Because the story is about Southend Road, which runs through Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham.
[quote][p][bold]APR[/bold] wrote: Quote..."A speed survey carried out in Southend Road last October found 46 per cent of vehicles using the road broke the 30mph speed limit, with 23 vehicles clocked doing 70mph or more..." What has this got to do with Stanford and Corringham ?[/p][/quote]Because the story is about Southend Road, which runs through Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham. aduksquack

9:40am Mon 1 Oct 12

EthanEdwards says...

If 46% of people are breaking the law then it's a bad law.

Maybe the limit has been set artificially low for other reasons..
If 46% of people are breaking the law then it's a bad law. Maybe the limit has been set artificially low for other reasons.. EthanEdwards

9:41am Mon 1 Oct 12

I-say-you-say says...

Oh no! A flashing speed sign and a Zebra crossing!

What one earth will that do to slow people down?! Those idiots that do 70mph clearly have no respect for the normal signs let alone a pretty flashing one and would probably begoing too fast to notice it anyway let alone stop for someone at the zebra crossing that - in all honesty, the locals would be too scared to use anyway in case they got run down by one of these fools!

Average speed cameras or the "dreaded" speed humps would be the only way to slow people down. Plus the fact that if you get caught speeding by that much you instantly lose your license for good!
Oh no! A flashing speed sign and a Zebra crossing! What one earth will that do to slow people down?! Those idiots that do 70mph clearly have no respect for the normal signs let alone a pretty flashing one and would probably begoing too fast to notice it anyway let alone stop for someone at the zebra crossing that - in all honesty, the locals would be too scared to use anyway in case they got run down by one of these fools! Average speed cameras or the "dreaded" speed humps would be the only way to slow people down. Plus the fact that if you get caught speeding by that much you instantly lose your license for good! I-say-you-say

10:35am Mon 1 Oct 12

aduksquack says...

EthanEdwards wrote:
If 46% of people are breaking the law then it's a bad law.

Maybe the limit has been set artificially low for other reasons..
No. If 46% of people are speeding it's because they don't think they'll be caught.
As for 'artificially low', Southend Road runs through a built up area. It is not a dual-carriageway.


Average speed cameras will sort out the problem.
[quote][p][bold]EthanEdwards[/bold] wrote: If 46% of people are breaking the law then it's a bad law. Maybe the limit has been set artificially low for other reasons..[/p][/quote]No. If 46% of people are speeding it's because they don't think they'll be caught. As for 'artificially low', Southend Road runs through a built up area. It is not a dual-carriageway. Average speed cameras will sort out the problem. aduksquack

10:53am Mon 1 Oct 12

EthanEdwards says...

There are Motorways in this country that run through built up areas, so thats not really a closing argument.
Maybe there needs to be some engineering solution. Width restrictions perhaps?
There are Motorways in this country that run through built up areas, so thats not really a closing argument. Maybe there needs to be some engineering solution. Width restrictions perhaps? EthanEdwards

12:12pm Mon 1 Oct 12

APR says...

aduksquack wrote:
APR wrote:
Quote..."A speed survey carried out in Southend Road last October found 46 per cent of vehicles using the road broke the 30mph speed limit, with 23 vehicles clocked doing 70mph or more..."


What has this got to do with Stanford and Corringham ?
Because the story is about Southend Road, which runs through Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham.
Ah quite right...


I read it as "A" Southend Road... Silly me
[quote][p][bold]aduksquack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]APR[/bold] wrote: Quote..."A speed survey carried out in Southend Road last October found 46 per cent of vehicles using the road broke the 30mph speed limit, with 23 vehicles clocked doing 70mph or more..." What has this got to do with Stanford and Corringham ?[/p][/quote]Because the story is about Southend Road, which runs through Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham.[/p][/quote]Ah quite right... I read it as "A" Southend Road... Silly me APR

1:16pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Nebs says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
Oh no! A flashing speed sign and a Zebra crossing!

What one earth will that do to slow people down?! Those idiots that do 70mph clearly have no respect for the normal signs let alone a pretty flashing one and would probably begoing too fast to notice it anyway let alone stop for someone at the zebra crossing that - in all honesty, the locals would be too scared to use anyway in case they got run down by one of these fools!

Average speed cameras or the "dreaded" speed humps would be the only way to slow people down. Plus the fact that if you get caught speeding by that much you instantly lose your license for good!
Impound the car too for a few days, weeks, or months. The more you exceed the speed limit, the longer the car is impounded.
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: Oh no! A flashing speed sign and a Zebra crossing! What one earth will that do to slow people down?! Those idiots that do 70mph clearly have no respect for the normal signs let alone a pretty flashing one and would probably begoing too fast to notice it anyway let alone stop for someone at the zebra crossing that - in all honesty, the locals would be too scared to use anyway in case they got run down by one of these fools! Average speed cameras or the "dreaded" speed humps would be the only way to slow people down. Plus the fact that if you get caught speeding by that much you instantly lose your license for good![/p][/quote]Impound the car too for a few days, weeks, or months. The more you exceed the speed limit, the longer the car is impounded. Nebs

1:32pm Mon 1 Oct 12

artdecofan says...

70mph in a 30 zone should indeed be rewarded with a ban for the driver concerned, as doing more than double the limit should ALWAYS result in a ban, for a least a year. (140+ on a motorway would have headlines written in every national newspaper, but that is the same proportion over the limit as these cretins doing 70+ in a 30). Of course, what we really need is a far higher number of police officers, especially traffic officers, to enforce the limits. Otherwise, these brain-dead speeders will NEVER slow down.
70mph in a 30 zone should indeed be rewarded with a ban for the driver concerned, as doing more than double the limit should ALWAYS result in a ban, for a least a year. (140+ on a motorway would have headlines written in every national newspaper, but that is the same proportion over the limit as these cretins doing 70+ in a 30). Of course, what we really need is a far higher number of police officers, especially traffic officers, to enforce the limits. Otherwise, these brain-dead speeders will NEVER slow down. artdecofan

3:49pm Mon 1 Oct 12

perini says...

What are the Police doing whilst all this is happening? Maybe if thery pulled a finger out and actually caught a few of those responsible, and the courts actually took licenses away, then maybe word would get around. Silly me it's broken Britain isn't it, where you inconvenience everyone rather than actually fix the problem!!
What are the Police doing whilst all this is happening? Maybe if thery pulled a finger out and actually caught a few of those responsible, and the courts actually took licenses away, then maybe word would get around. Silly me it's broken Britain isn't it, where you inconvenience everyone rather than actually fix the problem!! perini

4:18pm Mon 1 Oct 12

aduksquack says...

EthanEdwards wrote:
There are Motorways in this country that run through built up areas, so thats not really a closing argument.
Maybe there needs to be some engineering solution. Width restrictions perhaps?
Width restrictions don't remove lawbreaking speeders from the road.

Average speed cameras are the answer.
[quote][p][bold]EthanEdwards[/bold] wrote: There are Motorways in this country that run through built up areas, so thats not really a closing argument. Maybe there needs to be some engineering solution. Width restrictions perhaps?[/p][/quote]Width restrictions don't remove lawbreaking speeders from the road. Average speed cameras are the answer. aduksquack

9:29pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

I myself will stick to 40-50mph down this road all the time. Its a pretty straight road and pondering along at a painful 30mph is very frustrating. I am also in the 70mph+ club too! If 46% of drivers are breaking the speed limit down this road, then they must share the same views as me. And those signs that flash up your speed, everyone just take the mick out of them by seeing how fast you can get them to flash up!
I myself will stick to 40-50mph down this road all the time. Its a pretty straight road and pondering along at a painful 30mph is very frustrating. I am also in the 70mph+ club too! If 46% of drivers are breaking the speed limit down this road, then they must share the same views as me. And those signs that flash up your speed, everyone just take the mick out of them by seeing how fast you can get them to flash up! Basildon.lad.21

9:38am Tue 2 Oct 12

I-say-you-say says...

Basildon.lad.21 wrote:
I myself will stick to 40-50mph down this road all the time. Its a pretty straight road and pondering along at a painful 30mph is very frustrating. I am also in the 70mph+ club too! If 46% of drivers are breaking the speed limit down this road, then they must share the same views as me. And those signs that flash up your speed, everyone just take the mick out of them by seeing how fast you can get them to flash up!
You idiot!!!

It's 30 mph for a reason! There is a school down this road, a field where kids go to play football etc when they're not in school, an OAP/disabled accomodation nearby, shops that people have to cross the road to get to etc etc!!

I hope that one day you get caught and lose everything and I hope that day comes before you knock someone over and kill them!

I repeat....IDIOT!
[quote][p][bold]Basildon.lad.21[/bold] wrote: I myself will stick to 40-50mph down this road all the time. Its a pretty straight road and pondering along at a painful 30mph is very frustrating. I am also in the 70mph+ club too! If 46% of drivers are breaking the speed limit down this road, then they must share the same views as me. And those signs that flash up your speed, everyone just take the mick out of them by seeing how fast you can get them to flash up![/p][/quote]You idiot!!! It's 30 mph for a reason! There is a school down this road, a field where kids go to play football etc when they're not in school, an OAP/disabled accomodation nearby, shops that people have to cross the road to get to etc etc!! I hope that one day you get caught and lose everything and I hope that day comes before you knock someone over and kill them! I repeat....IDIOT! I-say-you-say

4:43pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
Basildon.lad.21 wrote:
I myself will stick to 40-50mph down this road all the time. Its a pretty straight road and pondering along at a painful 30mph is very frustrating. I am also in the 70mph+ club too! If 46% of drivers are breaking the speed limit down this road, then they must share the same views as me. And those signs that flash up your speed, everyone just take the mick out of them by seeing how fast you can get them to flash up!
You idiot!!!

It's 30 mph for a reason! There is a school down this road, a field where kids go to play football etc when they're not in school, an OAP/disabled accomodation nearby, shops that people have to cross the road to get to etc etc!!

I hope that one day you get caught and lose everything and I hope that day comes before you knock someone over and kill them!

I repeat....IDIOT!
Well im not the only person who dont stick to 30mph! I will break the speed limit everyday and never had a crash. I cant stick to the speed limit because its just to slow and boring, and makes you more likely to fall asleep. When you speed you feel more alert. Its not speed that kills, its stupid incompetent drivers that hog the fast lanes, frustrate other users. Ive driven 100mph in a 40mph before and was perfectly safe. Ive driven 120mph on the slow lane of a motorway. If you want to overtake me at 120mph feel free!
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Basildon.lad.21[/bold] wrote: I myself will stick to 40-50mph down this road all the time. Its a pretty straight road and pondering along at a painful 30mph is very frustrating. I am also in the 70mph+ club too! If 46% of drivers are breaking the speed limit down this road, then they must share the same views as me. And those signs that flash up your speed, everyone just take the mick out of them by seeing how fast you can get them to flash up![/p][/quote]You idiot!!! It's 30 mph for a reason! There is a school down this road, a field where kids go to play football etc when they're not in school, an OAP/disabled accomodation nearby, shops that people have to cross the road to get to etc etc!! I hope that one day you get caught and lose everything and I hope that day comes before you knock someone over and kill them! I repeat....IDIOT![/p][/quote]Well im not the only person who dont stick to 30mph! I will break the speed limit everyday and never had a crash. I cant stick to the speed limit because its just to slow and boring, and makes you more likely to fall asleep. When you speed you feel more alert. Its not speed that kills, its stupid incompetent drivers that hog the fast lanes, frustrate other users. Ive driven 100mph in a 40mph before and was perfectly safe. Ive driven 120mph on the slow lane of a motorway. If you want to overtake me at 120mph feel free! Basildon.lad.21

10:23am Wed 3 Oct 12

I-say-you-say says...

And I hope that all of those get caught and lose everything too - but they didn't come onto a website to brag and confirm that they would always speed! It's irrespective if you have "never had a crash". Would that excuse stand up in court when you are in the dock for killing someone - death by dangerous driving?! NO!
You should never have passed your driving test as you are clearly a total moron! Let's hope that when you're doing your 100mph in a 40mph or anywhere else that you don't have a blow out and end up crashing into someone else and killing them (and no I'm not too bothered about you!) and let's also hope that no one is able to trace your IP address from your comments, find out who you are and report you and your bragging to the police!
And I hope that all of those get caught and lose everything too - but they didn't come onto a website to brag and confirm that they would always speed! It's irrespective if you have "never had a crash". Would that excuse stand up in court when you are in the dock for killing someone - death by dangerous driving?! NO! You should never have passed your driving test as you are clearly a total moron! Let's hope that when you're doing your 100mph in a 40mph or anywhere else that you don't have a blow out and end up crashing into someone else and killing them (and no I'm not too bothered about you!) and let's also hope that no one is able to trace your IP address from your comments, find out who you are and report you and your bragging to the police! I-say-you-say

10:13pm Thu 4 Oct 12

E -Type says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
And I hope that all of those get caught and lose everything too - but they didn't come onto a website to brag and confirm that they would always speed! It's irrespective if you have "never had a crash". Would that excuse stand up in court when you are in the dock for killing someone - death by dangerous driving?! NO!
You should never have passed your driving test as you are clearly a total moron! Let's hope that when you're doing your 100mph in a 40mph or anywhere else that you don't have a blow out and end up crashing into someone else and killing them (and no I'm not too bothered about you!) and let's also hope that no one is able to trace your IP address from your comments, find out who you are and report you and your bragging to the police!
Would your IP address show it to be the same as Truth will Prevail?
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: And I hope that all of those get caught and lose everything too - but they didn't come onto a website to brag and confirm that they would always speed! It's irrespective if you have "never had a crash". Would that excuse stand up in court when you are in the dock for killing someone - death by dangerous driving?! NO! You should never have passed your driving test as you are clearly a total moron! Let's hope that when you're doing your 100mph in a 40mph or anywhere else that you don't have a blow out and end up crashing into someone else and killing them (and no I'm not too bothered about you!) and let's also hope that no one is able to trace your IP address from your comments, find out who you are and report you and your bragging to the police![/p][/quote]Would your IP address show it to be the same as Truth will Prevail? E -Type

5:22pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
And I hope that all of those get caught and lose everything too - but they didn't come onto a website to brag and confirm that they would always speed! It's irrespective if you have "never had a crash". Would that excuse stand up in court when you are in the dock for killing someone - death by dangerous driving?! NO!
You should never have passed your driving test as you are clearly a total moron! Let's hope that when you're doing your 100mph in a 40mph or anywhere else that you don't have a blow out and end up crashing into someone else and killing them (and no I'm not too bothered about you!) and let's also hope that no one is able to trace your IP address from your comments, find out who you are and report you and your bragging to the police!
You clearly dont know much about cars. Whats makes you think my tyre is a going to have a blowout at 100mph, there perfectly healthy tyres, pretty much full tread, and my car is capable of 147mph.

Get a life you boring idiot, and leave the motorists alone. Concentrate on real crime I say to the law.
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: And I hope that all of those get caught and lose everything too - but they didn't come onto a website to brag and confirm that they would always speed! It's irrespective if you have "never had a crash". Would that excuse stand up in court when you are in the dock for killing someone - death by dangerous driving?! NO! You should never have passed your driving test as you are clearly a total moron! Let's hope that when you're doing your 100mph in a 40mph or anywhere else that you don't have a blow out and end up crashing into someone else and killing them (and no I'm not too bothered about you!) and let's also hope that no one is able to trace your IP address from your comments, find out who you are and report you and your bragging to the police![/p][/quote]You clearly dont know much about cars. Whats makes you think my tyre is a going to have a blowout at 100mph, there perfectly healthy tyres, pretty much full tread, and my car is capable of 147mph. Get a life you boring idiot, and leave the motorists alone. Concentrate on real crime I say to the law. Basildon.lad.21

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