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 built||28.2mph ||31.8mph|
Traffic chicane on Sunninghill Road- October 2013
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org we will deploying the Radar Traffic Speed Analyser in your road.
|Road|| Date of Measurement||Road|| Date of Measurement|
|Bagshot Road||Nov 2013 & Oct 2014||Bedford 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|
| 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|
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.
Fixed Charge Notices Issued By Road
Yearly Between 01/04/2013 and 31/03/2014
Ascot High Street CP
Bouldish Farm Road
Lady Margaret Road
London Road CP
Ridge Mount Road
Ridge Mount Road
St Georges Lane
Bowden Road CP
All Souls Road
Queens Road CP
Truss Hill Road
Upper Village Road CP
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.
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.