Archive for the ‘Speeding’ Category

TWO Pedestrian Crossings for Commercial Rd

by paulankers on 30 January, 2020

Two much needed crossings are set to be installed on Commercial Road in 2020. Local people have wanted a crossing for years, but Town Hall bosses let Hazel Grove down when funding was in place from Sainsbury’s. Your LibDem teams have campaigned for this as part of their road safety campaigns and two crossings are […]

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Update on Speeding – Good News

by jontwigge on 4 February, 2018

Following my email to the Mayor of Greater Manchester I received a telephone call from a Chief Inspector of Greater Manchester Police about the questions I had raised.  The call was very positive with some good news on Speeding and Dashcam videos. Dashcam Footage – Operation Considerate The main web pages on the GM Police […]

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Action on Speeding

by jontwigge on 28 December, 2017

It is hugely disappointing to know that Police resources are so stretched that speeding motorists get so little attention that some people seem to think that they can get away with incredible speeds and dangerous driving on our roads. Recent announcements by the government that Police budgets are to be frozen this year (with a […]

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Discuss Speeding With Your Local Police

by jontwigge on 26 July, 2017

Speeding is an ongoing problem in Hazel Grove and all across Stockport.  A small number of individuals feel that they can completely flout the law and travel at grossly excessive speeds. With fewer police generally and far fewer traffic police in particular they simply do not have the presence to offer the same deterrent that […]

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Speed Detection Using Phones

by jontwigge on 18 July, 2017

The rumours are about that the next generation of mobile phones may have lasers to measure distances.  Primarily aimed at helping the phones to support the emerging new technology of Augmented Reality, or AR, these lasers could also potentially enable phones to measure the speed that objects around them are moving at. Augmented Reality allows […]

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Speed Indicator Device coming to Mill Lane

by jontwigge on 9 July, 2017

After our campaign on speeding and getting a Speed Indicator Device for Stepping Hill, it is now being deployed. There are a number of speeding hot spots in Hazel Grove and the device will be deployed at some of the worst ones in the coming months.  Mill Lane, which ought to be a quiet road, has […]

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The World Health Organization is calling for 20mph limits as best practice where motorised traffic mixes with pedestrians and cyclists.  They argue that a 30mph limit permits speeds which are not consistent with the Common Law duty of councils to protect people when creating, designing or maintaining highways. As part of the 4th UN Global […]

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Cllr Jon Twigge Tackles Road Safety

by paulankers on 8 March, 2017

Your local Lib Dem Cllr Jon Twigge has secured a mobile speed camera dedicated to Hazel Grove, Offerton & Stepping Hill wards following local residents raising their concerns with him. Jon proposed a dedicated camera for Hazel Grove only, but local Conservative Councillors proposed the scheme be spread across three Council wards. However, Jon sees […]

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Focus on Speeding – A Speed Detection Device

by jontwigge on 28 February, 2017

Cllr Jon Twigge is calling on the Stepping Hill Area Committee to fund a speed detection device similar to the one shown below.   Jon says, “The model that we are looking at can be moved to ten different locations a year and not only shows motorists how fast they are driving but also anonymously records […]

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