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Road safety check – Witney

Thames Valley Police, working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC), stopped 33 people as part of speed checks in Witney today (2nd July).

The checks took place between 8am and 10am on Burford Road.

All drivers exceeding the 30mph speed limit were issued with Fixed Penalty Notices of £60 and a three point endorsement on their driving licences.

20 drivers who were exceeding the speed limit, but were below 40mph, were given the opportunity to receive advice and education from a Road Safety Officer in mitigation of their Fixed Penalty. The remaining 13 drivers took fixed penalties.

PC Mark Pilling, Road Safety Constable for Oxfordshire, said: “It was concerning that many drivers were exceeding the speed limit considerably. This check took place close to a clearly signed school crossing at a time when many children would have been on their way to school.

“We will be continuing to spread road safety messages across Oxfordshire through enforcement and education. Motorists can expect to see further speed checks at this site and others in the future.”

For more information about road safety in the Thames Valley, visit www.thamesvalley.police.uk/roads/index.htm

Posted : 02/07/2008 23:18:23

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