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Requesting a speed camera on a stretch of the A40

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 13:25, Fri 5 June 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Our house backs onto the A40 in Risinghurst (OX3 8JF) and so we can hear and see the A40 traffic clearly. There are increasingly people speeding along this road - last night at about 5am there were motorbikes going in excess of at least 100mph. Sadly this is not uncommon, with people seeming to use this stretch of road to test their vehicle's limits or drag race. Sometimes it sounds more like Silverstone than the A40! Is there any way a speed camera could be put up here please? Clearly the 50mph to 30mph change has no effect and people don't obey 50mph here (or on the ring road either). This is dangerous to people crossing (the crossing near the URC church is used between Risinghurst and Barton) and other road users. The disregard people have of this limit is very worrying.

Council ref: ENQ20866945

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:25, Fri 5 June 2020

  • Thank you for your report and please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in response. Indeed it is unfortunate that some drivers choose to travel at excessive speed and it would be for Thames Valley Police to seek enforcement of these drivers and we would envisage that they unfortunately, cannot be in all places at all times. It is also Thames Valley Police who identify the suitable locations for cameras - although their current preference tends towards the mobile vans, rather than the fixed cameras. If the problem is continuing then we would suggest contacting Thames Valley Police Directly on the non emergency number 101 and/or speaking with your parish council and Police Community Support Officer, who would also be best placed to request this if it is seen as a priority locally.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:39, Tue 29 December 2020

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