Police catch 90mph driver in 50mph zone

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Police caught a driver speeding 40mph over the limit yesterday in Grove.

The Vauxhall Vectra driver was travelling at 90mph in a 50mph zone on the A338 near Grove when they were caught by an unmarked police car.

The Thames Valley Police (TVP) Roads Police Twitter account said the driver “regained ability to read speedo when blue lights came on”.

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12:15pm Thu 8 May 14

mx5 says...

Great news. I hope many more people get caught asap. More speed cameras and traps please. It's the law........
Great news. I hope many more people get caught asap. More speed cameras and traps please. It's the law........ mx5
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7:19pm Thu 8 May 14

Craigy boi says...

No law in my town
No law in my town Craigy boi
  • Score: -6

11:15pm Thu 8 May 14

lillyloo says...

He was an accident waiting to happen when he passed us you could tell he was traveling at speed we were doing about 45 and our car shook when he went passed ..I think there should be more unmarked police cars on the roads it will make people think twice about speeding the problem with the speed cameras is people know where they are and slow down as they get to them then speed back up after them .
He was an accident waiting to happen when he passed us you could tell he was traveling at speed we were doing about 45 and our car shook when he went passed ..I think there should be more unmarked police cars on the roads it will make people think twice about speeding the problem with the speed cameras is people know where they are and slow down as they get to them then speed back up after them . lillyloo
  • Score: 2

8:59am Fri 9 May 14

olafpalme says...

The entire police budget (to expand crime prevention) and their wage increases could be paid for if each and every speeding driver were ticketed. Get to it TVP! Not being sarcastic by the way.
The entire police budget (to expand crime prevention) and their wage increases could be paid for if each and every speeding driver were ticketed. Get to it TVP! Not being sarcastic by the way. olafpalme
  • Score: 0

10:53am Fri 9 May 14

Neonlights says...

"we were doing about 45 and our car shook when he went passed "

Serves you right for going too slow then.
"we were doing about 45 and our car shook when he went passed " Serves you right for going too slow then. Neonlights
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2:45pm Fri 9 May 14

melyn am byth says...

MI5 or MI6?
Bomb disposal, mountain rescue?
Or maybe he was transporting organs for transplant ( his own, perhaps )
I try to get round Grove as quick as possible, it's a nice bit of road.
90mph is a bit on the quick side, though a vectra should be up to it, the rozzers use 'em.
MI5 or MI6? Bomb disposal, mountain rescue? Or maybe he was transporting organs for transplant ( his own, perhaps ) I try to get round Grove as quick as possible, it's a nice bit of road. 90mph is a bit on the quick side, though a vectra should be up to it, the rozzers use 'em. melyn am byth
  • Score: 1

12:17am Wed 14 May 14

CtrlAltTab says...

Neonlights wrote:
"we were doing about 45 and our car shook when he went passed "

Serves you right for going too slow then.
45 in a 50? grow up

Drive a gold coloured Seat do we?
Someone who drives this car needs to have an accident all on his own, near rammed me off the road over taking at exactly the same spot! (oh yeah and 3 other cars at the same time).

With a name like Neonlights, something tells me you are one of the idiotic boy racers that make Wantage a horrible place to live.
Or are you are one of these with a Ford Feista/Honda Civic?, then the next time you nearly run over my kids, you will be speaking to me directly!

People like you should do national service to teach you humility

Rant over!
[quote][p][bold]Neonlights[/bold] wrote: "we were doing about 45 and our car shook when he went passed " Serves you right for going too slow then.[/p][/quote]45 in a 50? grow up Drive a gold coloured Seat do we? Someone who drives this car needs to have an accident all on his own, near rammed me off the road over taking at exactly the same spot! (oh yeah and 3 other cars at the same time). With a name like Neonlights, something tells me you are one of the idiotic boy racers that make Wantage a horrible place to live. Or are you are one of these with a Ford Feista/Honda Civic?, then the next time you nearly run over my kids, you will be speaking to me directly! People like you should do national service to teach you humility Rant over! CtrlAltTab
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1:32am Fri 16 May 14

Neonlights says...

CtrlAltTab

You're obviously a driver who never breaks the law. Drives everywhere at least 10 mph below the suggested speed limit for the road and ends up holding everyone else up.

I bet you even have a tartan rug and trilby hat on the parcel shelf.
CtrlAltTab You're obviously a driver who never breaks the law. Drives everywhere at least 10 mph below the suggested speed limit for the road and ends up holding everyone else up. I bet you even have a tartan rug and trilby hat on the parcel shelf. Neonlights
  • Score: 2

1:40am Fri 16 May 14

Neonlights says...

CtrlAltTab "the next time you nearly run over my kids, you will be speaking to me directly!"

You are a very irresponsible parent for letting your kids play on the A338. Perhaps if you weren't spitting your dummy out on here you'd have more time to take care of them.
CtrlAltTab "the next time you nearly run over my kids, you will be speaking to me directly!" You are a very irresponsible parent for letting your kids play on the A338. Perhaps if you weren't spitting your dummy out on here you'd have more time to take care of them. Neonlights
  • Score: 2

11:19pm Wed 21 May 14

TronSR says...

The classic 45mhp... Please?

You get stuck behind them, with a lovely tale back. Only to be left behind in a 30mhp zone and to catch them back up in a 50 or worse in a national speed limit still sitting at 45mph. I can't explain how much this infuriates me. If everyone stuck to the speed limits people would get a better sense of getting to their destination. There would be more gaps for people to pull out who know how to use their accelerator and don't pull out forcing you to brake and more safer opportunities to over take in a safe manner.

We all have to use the roads so please have some common sense, pick up a copy of the high way code and give it a good read.
The classic 45mhp... Please? You get stuck behind them, with a lovely tale back. Only to be left behind in a 30mhp zone and to catch them back up in a 50 or worse in a national speed limit still sitting at 45mph. I can't explain how much this infuriates me. If everyone stuck to the speed limits people would get a better sense of getting to their destination. There would be more gaps for people to pull out who know how to use their accelerator and don't pull out forcing you to brake and more safer opportunities to over take in a safe manner. We all have to use the roads so please have some common sense, pick up a copy of the high way code and give it a good read. TronSR
  • Score: 2

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