Vehicle Nuisance                                       back to Priorities and Activities

Vehicle nuisance includes Speeding, Parking, use of Mobile Phones whilst driving and other issues such a youth driving motorised scooters.

Speedwatch exercise in South Ascot - April 2014
  
Community Wardens Ben Page and  Lorraine Rellis carried out a Speedwatch exercise in South Ascot during April with a local resident.  Local residents have complained about the speed of traffic as it enters and then drives through the shopping area of Brockenhust Road.  Speedwatch was run to gain some data and act as a deterrent.  More than 10 vehicles were recorded breaking the 20 mph or 30 mph speed limits.  The registration numbers were recorded and the police will write to the vehicle owners advising them that whoever was driving the vehicle at the time was committing an offence.



Traffic calming in Sunninghill

Following the measurement of the speed of traffic on Sunninghill Road the NAG campaigned for traffic calming measures to be introduced.  We were pleased when our campaign was taken up by the Parish Council and local Councillors. Our preferred option of a pedestrian crossing was refused on highways safety grounds but a chicane has been built which has the effect of slowing traffic and provides a location to cross the road.


The typical traffic speeds measured at the entrance to Kingswick Drive before and after the introduction of the chicane show that this measure has been effective.

   South bound North bound
October 2009
 before the chicane  34.3mph 35.6mph
 July 2012 before the chicane 38.4mph  35.3mph
 October 2013 after the chicane was built28.2mph
 31.8mph

 

                   Traffic chicane on Sunninghill Road- October 2013


Speeding

Click here for the latest data for Rise Road - Sept/Oct 2017

Speeding has featured as one of the three priorities in the Ascot area since 2008. This is no great surprise as parents express concern for children walking to school or visiting friend and elderly people feel at risk as they cross sometimes busy roads. However, sometimes our judgement of speed is  flawed and there is a difference between the actual speed of traffic our  perception of speed.

In order to decide whether action to curb speed on a road is necessary we need good data of traffic speed over a period of a week. The Ascot Neighbourhood Action Group  secured a Radar Traffic Analyser that has been deployed in our area over the past two years. This was located on roads that were considered hot spots and traffic speed was measure 24 hours a day for a week. The output will gave us, the Police and the Borough’s Highway safety Team the data needed to progress appropriate action.

The first location chosen was London Road between Heatherwood Roundabout and the Borough boundary just past the turning into Gainsborough Drive. The following charts show graphically the traffic speed and volumes travelling in both easterly and westerly directions.

The blue line shows the traffic volume and pink line the speed. The graphs show that from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm typically the speed limit of 40 mph is observed but particularly in the early hours traffic does tend to travel faster. Sgt Colin Pike and his Neighbourhood Policing team periodically use a speed gun as a deterrent to manage the few who fail to drive defensively and keep to safe speed limits.

     

PC Bob Wade in action on Kennel Ride

The measurement of traffic speed has been supported by monthly speed enforcement operations managed by PC Bob Wade. These are designed to raise motorists awareness of  to their speed and act as a deterent to speeding on our streets.  

If you are worried about speeding in your road please email us at info@ascotnag.comand we will deploying the Radar Traffic Speed Analyser in your road.
       


  Why not check out the speed of traffic in
                        your road?
 

 Road Date of Measurement
 Road Date of Measurement
Bagshot RoadNov 2013 & Oct 2014Bedford Lane
11th December 2008
Brockenhurst Road
15th October 2009
Burleigh Road
 4th May 2009
Charters Road
 19th May 2008
Cheapside Road
 4th December 2009
Chobham Road
(just south of bridge)

 16th September 2012
Devenish Road
 28th October 2009
Gainsborough Drive        
 21st December 2009
Kennel Ride
 4th February 2008
Rise Road
 Sept/Oct 2017
A329 near Silwood Road
 28th October 2009
St Mary's Hill
 2nd May 2009
Station Road
Sunningdale

 6th April 2010
Sunninghill Road
 14th October 2009
Watersplash Lane
 19th October 2009
Whitmore Lane
 3rd December 2009
Windsor Road
 28th October 2009
A330 Winkfield Road
 6th August 2008
  
    



P
arking

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council has been responsible for enforcing parking restrictions since 2008. The Borough’s Parking Enforcement team patrol Ascot High Street, Sunninghill High Street, Brockenhurst in South Ascot, Chobham Road and others where there are parking restriction with the objective of eradicating inconsiderate parking. 

Check the number of parking tickets that have been issued in your area from
April 2013 to March 2014

Fixed Charge Notices Issued By Road

Yearly Between 01/04/2013 and 31/03/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ascot

 

 

Sunningdale

 

 

Road

No issued

 

Road

No issued

 

Ascot High Street CP

88

 

Cedar Drive

4

 

Bouldish Farm Road

4

 

Charter Road

(School End)

1

 

Burleigh Lane

0

 

Charters Road

15

 

Burleigh Road

12

 

Charters Way

0

 

Carberry Lane

2

 

Chobham Road

11

 

Cheapside Road

4

 

Cross Road

12

 

Coronation Road

2

 

Halfpenny Lane

7

 

Course Road

4

 

Lady Margaret Road

5

 

Green Lane

1

 

London Road

106

 

High Street

418

 

London Road  CP

27

 

London Road

23

 

Priory Road

30

 

Mounts Hill

1

 

Ridge Mount Road

7

 

Ridge Mount Road

1

 

Station Road

3

 

St Georges Lane

9

 

 

 

 

Station Road

3

 

 

Total

228

The Burlings

3

 

 

 

 

Windsor Road

1

 

Sunninghill

 

 

Winkfield Road

6

 

Road

No issued

 

 

 

 

Bagshot Road

3

 

 

Total

582

Bowden Road CP

4

 

 

 

 

Bridge Road

3

 

South Ascot

 

 

High Street

34

 

Road

No issued

 

Kings Road

4

 

All Souls Road

1

 

Mill Lane

488

 

Brockenhurst Road

7

 

Queens Road

19

 

Coronation Road

4

 

Queens Road CP

72

 

Lyndhurst Road

1

 

School Road

1

 

Spring Gardens

3

 

Silwood Road

16

 

Victoria Road

1

 

Sunninghill Road

5

 

 

 

 

Truss Hill Road

11

 

 

Total

17

Upper Village Road  CP

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

661



 
Better enforcement of parking regulations and targeting of wrongly and inconsiderately parked vehicles are benefitting residents and visitors by:
  • Improving road safety at junctions where parked vehicles block the view of other drivers.
  • Improving safety outside schools.
  • Getting traffic flowing freely.
  • Improving access and response times for emergency vehicles.
  • Improving the circulation for buses and cyclists.
  • Cutting abuse of disabled parking spaces and freeing them up for genuine disabled car users.

 Parking regulations are complex so we decided to create a list of Frequently asked Questions to provide some guidance. If you wish to read these click below.

Frequently Asked Questions


Remember if you do not abuse parking restrictions you will not be fined.

 

If there is a problem in your road, please use these E mail links to let us and the Council's Parking Department know.

Use of Mobile Phones when driving

It seems that motorists using mobile phones whilst driving are becoming the pet hate of pedestrians and motorists who observe the law. Our Neighbourhood Police Sergeant Colin Pike recognizes this and the increase risk of accidents that using a mobile whilst driving causes. Colin has therefore run a number of operations to catch offenders, the latest being on the A30 in the Sunningdale area when 16 fixed penalty notices were issued.

Sgt. Colin Pike said, "It is hard to believe but we saw a number of motorists sending text messages whilst driving. These people are a risk to other road users.”

Sgt. Colin Pike will be running similar operations across the Ascot area on a regular basis.