Broadstone Community Speed Watch Statistics – April 2018

Statistics for Broadstone Community Speed Watch during April 2018.

All the roads in the table below are authorised by Dorset Police for carrying out speed watches. Those roads with no data had no speed watches during the month.

Location in Broadstone Total sessions Total Vehicles counted Total vehicles speeding
All roads (1st to 30th April 2018) 10 3021 102
Dunyeats Road 0 0 0
Higher Blandford Road 3 1257 30
Lower Blandford Road 0 0 0
Springdale Road 1 277 9
West Way 0 0 0
Pinesprings Drive 4 1285 60
Roman Road 0 0 0
Lancaster Drive 1 127 1
Clarendon Road 0 0 0

Broadstone Community Speed Watch Statistics – March 2018

Statistics for Broadstone Community Speed Watch during March 2018.

All the roads in the table below are authorised by Dorset Police for carrying out speed watches. Those roads with no data had no speed watches during the month.

 

Location in Broadstone Total sessions Total Vehicles counted Total vehicles speeding
All roads (1st to 31st March 2018) 3 626 3
Dunyeats Road 1 355 1
Higher Blandford Road 0 0 0
Lower Blandford Road 0 0 0
Springdale Road 0 0 0
West Way 0 0 0
Pinesprings Drive 2 271 2
Roman Road 0 0 0
Lancaster Drive 0 0 0
Clarendon Road 0 0 0

Broadstone Community Speed Watch – June 2018

‘Making Broadstone a safer place to live’

The other day, whilst carrying out a Community Speed Watch operation, a male motorist of indeterminate age, drove past making offensive and rude gestures. This is not the first time this has happened, nor will it be the last. It is a fact of life that some people, when they believe they have been seen doing something that they know is ‘wrong’ will react negatively, rather than ask themselves what the reason is behind their reaction.

Nevertheless, it has to be accepted that vehicle drivers are not robots, and there cannot be many, if any, who have not at some time driven at speeds above the posted speed limits. This is easily done if not concentrating, being temporarily distracted, being in unfamiliar surroundings, first time driving a new vehicle etc. But responsible motorists quickly realise what they are doing and make a correction.

A minority of vehicle drivers however seem to believe that posted speed limits are variable according to their view of what speed is safe, and often without regard for road conditions or other road users, and such drivers can put themselves and others at risk. It is almost certain that a proportion of these road users react negatively when observed by Speed Watch teams, and this possibly arising from their being unhappy that they might be reported or just that they feel embarrassed by failing to observe the posted speed limit. Who has not had that awful moment of doubt on realising that you are being followed by a Police car, which due to not paying attention or being sufficiently aware, may have been there for some time.

Human behaviour dictates that in our lives every one of us will, unless saintly, do things that on reflection we might not do again. In the case of Community Speed Watch the aim is to act as a reminder to all road users that speed limits are put in place on our roads to ensure the safety and welfare of all road users.

Drive well and drive safely.

BCSW