Kings Somborne Community Speedwatch Quarterly Report
Quarter 4 2018
During the quarter, 9 one-hour sessions were held and a total of 211 vehicles reported for passing our device at 35mph or more.
The pressure exerted on Hampshire Constabulary by the Parish Clerk and three members of our team in a bid to elicit more support for the Speedwatch team seems to have paid off. We were joined by P.C. Tristan Pugh for our session in Winchester Road on December 7th, bringing his own speed gun. This may explain why we recorded zero speeding vehicles on this session! P.C. Pugh promised to join us again in the future when time and other duties allow. He commented that Sgt. Gary Lyons had passed our operational dates to him, so I will continue to advise Gary of our dates in 2019. The police speed van also visited the village this quarter operating on Romsey Road and the officer had a conversation with team member David Pye, who encouraged more frequent visits to King’s Somborne.
The general public remain largely supportive of our efforts and we estimate that around 90% of the blasts from horns and waves are supportive; the remaining 10% less so which usually lifts our spirits!
Sessions in Quarter 4
The site on the A3057 Romsey Road close to Horsebridge Road remains by far the most ‘productive’ site of those approved by Hampshire Constabulary and so our prime focus has been here during the quarter.
One session at our site in Winchester Road was cancelled due to traffic lights/roadworks, associated with the Virgin Media fibre installation.
Here is the data for the quarter:
|Date||Time||Location||# of Vehicles Reported||Maximum Speed Reported||Average Speed of Vehicles Reported|
|9th October||16:30-17:30||Romsey Road||41||52mph||38.6mph|
|10th October||16:00-17:00||Vicarage Lane||2||36mph||35.5mph|
|19th October||12:00-13:00||Romsey Road||46||45mph||38.2mph|
|26th October||08:00-09:00||Romsey Road||33||44mph||37.8mph|
|30th October||12:00-13:00||Village Green||1||38mph||38.0mph|
|9th November||12:00-13:00||Romsey Road||29||42mph||36.7mph|
|12th November||12:00-13:00||Winchester Road||Cancelled due to Virgin Media works|
|20th November||08:00-09:00||Romsey Road||33||41mph||37.8mph|
|26th November||14:30-15:30||Furzedown Road||Cancelled due to rain|
|7th December||14:00-15:00||Winchester Road||0||N/A||N/A|
|10th December||14:00-15:00||Romsey Road||26||41mph||36.7mph|
*excludes the session on 7th December
|Site||Number of Vehicles Reported at Site||Average Reported Vehicles per Session||Maximum Speed Recorded||Average Speed Recorded|
Data in 2018
Given that we did not operate at all in quarter one, here is the annual data for 2019, cumulated for our sessions held between April and December.
|Site||Number of Sessions at Site||Number of Vehicles Reported at Site||Average Reported Vehicles per Session||Maximum Speed Recorded||Average Speed Recorded|
There has been no change in membership this quarter and with 9 team members we are able to operate most weeks for an hour. Membership remains open and we could feasibly operate more frequently with more members.
The team remain highly motivated and enthusiastic and I would like to thank them all for their time volunteering during 2018.
We still encounter operational problems at the Romsey Road site due to the high volume of vehicles travelling at excessive speeds. The manual recording process means that we estimate that we miss more vehicles speeding than we recorded at this site.
Action and Support Required
- None at present
17th December 2018