Speeding drivers clocked on Brook Lane

Speedwatch (brook lane)

Councillor Craig Browne joined our team of speedwatch volunteers who were focussing on Brook Lane on Thursday, 25th January.

Over the course of one hour, they recorded a total of 47 vehicles: 28 of which were recorded travelling between 36mph and 39mph; 18 were recorded at a speed between 40mph and 49mph and one vehicle was recorded at 55mph and made no attempt to slow down.

The speed limit at this location is 30mph, whilst the average speed recorded during the session was 39.64mph.

The drivers will receive a written warning from the police.

Their next session will be on 15th February at 10am.

Councillor Craig Browne said "We are always glad of extra volunteers, as the more volunteers we have, the more sessions we are able to run."

Anyone interested in volunteering should send email to Margaret Bilsborough.

Brook Lane, Speeding, Speedwatch


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Nadine Morgan
Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 12:49 pm
Thank you to all the volunteers. Some of speeds are crazy on brook lane and very dangerous!Especially if you are a pedestrian as the footpath is extremely narrow at some points. The person driving at 55mph should get at least a fine!!!
Roy West
Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 4:28 pm
Weekends are the worst, when some drivers bring their "Sunday best" cars out for a spin and accelerate whenever thy can.
Brian Etchells
Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 5:53 pm
Again, the team of intrepid volunteers are out in force at a time when not much traffic is around.

Come on, do your cameras at rush hour!!!
Helen Gaughan
Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 6:35 pm
Heyes Lane is absolutely dreadful for cars ( I'm certain ) clocking over 30 MPH !! These LANES are just that ..... Brook , Heyes and indeed Davey Lane where we live are absolute racetracks !! Speeding vehicles coupled with appalling and at times selfish , dare I say illegal ( ?? )parking is a disaster waiting to happen ..... SLOW DOWN !! Is what I holler most mornings as Charlie and I are waiting to turn right from Davey Lane onto Heyes Lane !!!
Kelvin Briggs
Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 2:31 pm
Speeding is not just a Rush Hour activity.
Whilst planting bulbs early afternoon last week on the corner of Chorley Hall Lane, I was staggered to see a black Audi with a rally car engine type of noise pass by Ryleys Lane on to Chelford Road at a very rapid speed. The car returned at a similar speed a few minutes later heading towards the village. This driver is an accident waiting to happen . Male, late thirties, tanned complexion, cropped hair/ shaved head . Please keep your eye out for him and get his number and report to The Police.
David Emmerson
Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 6:56 pm
I have to agree about Heyes Lane re speeding vehicles. Only last night we witnessed a speeding car travelling from the village nearly hitting a car pulling out of Davey Lane. It was easily doing 45+ mph and it was no fault of the poor person pulling out and turning right. More driving muppetry early his morning with a woman driving a Fiat the wrong way down Clifton Street out onto London rd...not the first time i've seen this car doing this frankly stupid manoeuvre.
Peter Hallmark
Thursday 1st February 2018 at 10:55 am
I saw the same black Audi yesterday Kelvin. When I saw it, It was either being chased or was with racing with a black Lamborghini down Ryleys lane and on to Chelford. They flew past the Chorley Hall junction at probably double the speed limit at the least.
Kelvin Briggs
Friday 2nd February 2018 at 5:42 am
Well spotted Peter! Time to record the registration plate with a photo and report to the police.
I know one of the youths who takes photos the of high powered / expensive cars in the village at weekends . I’d expect our Audi man is in his or one of his mates picture portfolio.
You hear the car before you see it with its special tunes engine. It flashed by me so quickly I failed to get the number.
James MacDonald
Sunday 4th February 2018 at 5:10 pm
Written warnings are a waste of time and expense and will make no difference. Penalty points and fines or nothing. Personally I would prefer points, fine and community service.
Richard Downs
Monday 5th February 2018 at 8:08 am
As in quite a few European countries, the fine should be appropriate to your income. Finland's model is a good example:
Estimate of the amount of spending money the person has for one day, and then divide that by two—the resulting number is considered a reasonable amount of spending money to deprive the offender of. Then, based on the severity of the crime, the system has rules for how many days the offender must go without that money. Going about 15 mph over the speed limit gets you a multiplier of 12 days, and going 25 mph over carries a 22-day multiplier.
Not uncommon for €100,000 fines.