Please pick up your right foot

The simple answer to stop speeding through the village is for every single driver to pick up their right foot, just a bit, so that their accelerator isn’t pushed so far down and their car doesn’t travel as fast.

The parish council has gone to considerable expense to help reduce speeding by investing in the mobile Vehicle Activated Sign and other preventative measures such as the bin stickers.   Thames Valley Police go to the expense of sending out traffic teams to monitor our roads and conduct spot speeding checks.   Bucks County Council go to considerable expense to review the speed limits plus install humps, chicanes and other physical barriers in hot spots.   All this costs you, the taxpayer, money.

Yet, the latest data shows that 51% of all vehicles that passed the mVAS last month were speeding and 22% of cars were travelling at over 40mph within the 30mph limit.

It needs the simple act of each and every one of us committing to travel within the prescribed maximum speed limits, whether on roads in our village or our neighbouring ones.  Not only could this save a child’s life, reduce nuisance to residents and keep you within the law, but it would also save you money by driving more efficiently and reduce the need for the various organisations to invest further taxpayers funds.

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