Crackdown on motorists leads to 15 fines

FIFTEEN motorists were fined a total of £750 in a police crackdown near Berinsfield.

Officers stopped a total of 68 vehicles in one evening at three locations, the A4074 at Nuneham Courtenay, the A4074 at Ipsden and Shillingford and the A415 at Burcot.

One unsupervised learner driver was fined £60, had his vehicle confiscated and was charged a £150 recovery charge.

Five penalty notices were served for excessive speed, two for using a mobile phone while driving, four for defective or non-conforming exhausts, and two for illegal number plates.

The operation was instigated after residents in Berinsfield complained to police about motorcyclists on the A4074 driving too fast, anti-socially, and making excessive noise with their exhausts.

PC Ed Crofts, of the Roads Policing Department, said: “The vast majority of motorcyclists were found to be fully road legal however offences were detected with some drivers’ vehicles.

The operation took place last Monday.

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4:22pm Wed 3 Oct 12

aliej says...

Yet again the herald headline suggests the problem was at Berinsfield. It's not until you get further into the article that you realise this is not the case. Can The Herald please stop using the name of our village every time they run an article about trouble or law-breaking in the surrounding villages.
Yet again the herald headline suggests the problem was at Berinsfield. It's not until you get further into the article that you realise this is not the case. Can The Herald please stop using the name of our village every time they run an article about trouble or law-breaking in the surrounding villages. aliej
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5:44pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Sid Hunt says...

"The operation was instigated after residents in Berinsfield complained to police about motorcyclists.."

How many of those stopped were motorcyclists?
"The operation was instigated after residents in Berinsfield complained to police about motorcyclists.." How many of those stopped were motorcyclists? Sid Hunt
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5:45pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

aliej wrote:
Yet again the herald headline suggests the problem was at Berinsfield. It's not until you get further into the article that you realise this is not the case. Can The Herald please stop using the name of our village every time they run an article about trouble or law-breaking in the surrounding villages.
Well, it was the residents of Berinsfield that complained...
[quote][p][bold]aliej[/bold] wrote: Yet again the herald headline suggests the problem was at Berinsfield. It's not until you get further into the article that you realise this is not the case. Can The Herald please stop using the name of our village every time they run an article about trouble or law-breaking in the surrounding villages.[/p][/quote]Well, it was the residents of Berinsfield that complained... Andrew:Oxford
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7:52pm Wed 3 Oct 12

paul from Kennington says...

Sid Hunt wrote:
"The operation was instigated after residents in Berinsfield complained to police about motorcyclists.."

How many of those stopped were motorcyclists?
A great many but they were legal, it were the "drivers" that were nicked. Makes a mockery really. Maybe the next time I complain about burglaries in Kennington, they will come out and nick a few drivers instead.
[quote][p][bold]Sid Hunt[/bold] wrote: "The operation was instigated after residents in Berinsfield complained to police about motorcyclists.." How many of those stopped were motorcyclists?[/p][/quote]A great many but they were legal, it were the "drivers" that were nicked. Makes a mockery really. Maybe the next time I complain about burglaries in Kennington, they will come out and nick a few drivers instead. paul from Kennington
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9:24pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

paul from Kennington wrote:
Sid Hunt wrote:
"The operation was instigated after residents in Berinsfield complained to police about motorcyclists.."

How many of those stopped were motorcyclists?
A great many but they were legal, it were the "drivers" that were nicked. Makes a mockery really. Maybe the next time I complain about burglaries in Kennington, they will come out and nick a few drivers instead.
Maybe drivers going too slowly?

I keep forgetting that in Kennington, despite being an OX1 postcode, you can drive up to 30mph on all residential streets.
[quote][p][bold]paul from Kennington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid Hunt[/bold] wrote: "The operation was instigated after residents in Berinsfield complained to police about motorcyclists.." How many of those stopped were motorcyclists?[/p][/quote]A great many but they were legal, it were the "drivers" that were nicked. Makes a mockery really. Maybe the next time I complain about burglaries in Kennington, they will come out and nick a few drivers instead.[/p][/quote]Maybe drivers going too slowly? I keep forgetting that in Kennington, despite being an OX1 postcode, you can drive up to 30mph on all residential streets. Andrew:Oxford
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7:17am Thu 4 Oct 12

davyboy says...

all of the offences mentioned above are illegal, and therefore the police were right to issue the fines. learners out on their own are dangerous, noisy exhausts are a nuisance, illegal number plates would immediately point to someone wanting to commit other crimes and not get caught, speeding itself is dangerous, as is using a phone. the police were responding to complaints from residents about bikers, and found car drivers breaking the law. don't break the law and you will be fine!
all of the offences mentioned above are illegal, and therefore the police were right to issue the fines. learners out on their own are dangerous, noisy exhausts are a nuisance, illegal number plates would immediately point to someone wanting to commit other crimes and not get caught, speeding itself is dangerous, as is using a phone. the police were responding to complaints from residents about bikers, and found car drivers breaking the law. don't break the law and you will be fine! davyboy
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9:38am Thu 4 Oct 12

Jimjamiejonboy says...

Illegal number plates do not point to someone wanting to commit other crimes. Why don't you go to the cafe on a Monday night and speak to people with small motorcycle number plates and you will soon see just how many are very upstanding members of the community including judges and policemen . If you get caught with a very small number plate you get a large fine and points. Yet if you get stopped for having no number plate at all then its a small fine , Go figure that one out as all these would be criminals would just take their plates off. A small number plate on a bike is not intended to break the law and then to go on raping and pillaging everyone it is merely aesthetic.
At each stop point there was at least 6 officers, 3 cars plus all of their equipment , then if you include the helicopter and the two obvious unmarked vauxhall Insignias I think its great that they made £750 . The aim was to control the motorbikes which is fair enough but they did choose one of the dullest evenings of the year. Motorcyclist always get a bad name and some spoil it for the rest of us.
Illegal number plates do not point to someone wanting to commit other crimes. Why don't you go to the cafe on a Monday night and speak to people with small motorcycle number plates and you will soon see just how many are very upstanding members of the community including judges and policemen . If you get caught with a very small number plate you get a large fine and points. Yet if you get stopped for having no number plate at all then its a small fine , Go figure that one out as all these would be criminals would just take their plates off. A small number plate on a bike is not intended to break the law and then to go on raping and pillaging everyone it is merely aesthetic. At each stop point there was at least 6 officers, 3 cars plus all of their equipment , then if you include the helicopter and the two obvious unmarked vauxhall Insignias I think its great that they made £750 . The aim was to control the motorbikes which is fair enough but they did choose one of the dullest evenings of the year. Motorcyclist always get a bad name and some spoil it for the rest of us. Jimjamiejonboy
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4:30pm Thu 4 Oct 12

paul from Kennington says...

Andrew:Oxford wrote:
paul from Kennington wrote:
Sid Hunt wrote:
"The operation was instigated after residents in Berinsfield complained to police about motorcyclists.."

How many of those stopped were motorcyclists?
A great many but they were legal, it were the "drivers" that were nicked. Makes a mockery really. Maybe the next time I complain about burglaries in Kennington, they will come out and nick a few drivers instead.
Maybe drivers going too slowly?

I keep forgetting that in Kennington, despite being an OX1 postcode, you can drive up to 30mph on all residential streets.
that is because we are lucky enough not governed by your stasi, but by V.O.W.H.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paul from Kennington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid Hunt[/bold] wrote: "The operation was instigated after residents in Berinsfield complained to police about motorcyclists.." How many of those stopped were motorcyclists?[/p][/quote]A great many but they were legal, it were the "drivers" that were nicked. Makes a mockery really. Maybe the next time I complain about burglaries in Kennington, they will come out and nick a few drivers instead.[/p][/quote]Maybe drivers going too slowly? I keep forgetting that in Kennington, despite being an OX1 postcode, you can drive up to 30mph on all residential streets.[/p][/quote]that is because we are lucky enough not governed by your stasi, but by V.O.W.H. paul from Kennington
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