Video: Man caught speeding at 84mph in 30mph zone

The Oxford Times: Video: Man caught speeding at 84mph in 30mph zone Video: Man caught speeding at 84mph in 30mph zone

A driver has admitted speeding in fog at more than 80mph in a 30mph zone in Oxford.

Edward Hembrow, 29, of The Green, Horspath, pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving in Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, on January 21.

Thames Valley Police officers caught Hembrow speeding at 84mph in the 30mph zone — almost three times the speed limit — at 8.27am.

The fog created hazardous driving conditions that morning, according to Thames Valley Police.

Hembrow pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on February 28 and on Friday magistrates sentenced him to a 12-month community order and 200 hours of unpaid work.

PC Steve Moses, based at Banbury police station, who led the investigation, said: “This sort of driving will not be tolerated on our roads and Thames Valley Police will seek prosecution of any drivers who flout the law.

“It was by pure luck that someone was not seriously injured or killed during this incident, especially when you bear in mind the poor weather conditions, location, time of day and the speed involved.”

Hembrow was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

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1:20pm Tue 25 Mar 14

The racer says...

90 and he might have made the nationals! The 30 zone is nearly all on the flat, so 84's not that impressive - anything half-decent will crack 90 over the top of the hill. But, given where the speed van usually sits this implies (can't tell from the video) that he was travelling towards the centre of the village , so that probably is a bit much given that especially at that time of the morning there will have been people pulling out of their driveways without looking. Was the ban a one-off or totting-up, I wonder.
90 and he might have made the nationals! The 30 zone is nearly all on the flat, so 84's not that impressive - anything half-decent will crack 90 over the top of the hill. But, given where the speed van usually sits this implies (can't tell from the video) that he was travelling towards the centre of the village , so that probably is a bit much given that especially at that time of the morning there will have been people pulling out of their driveways without looking. Was the ban a one-off or totting-up, I wonder. The racer
  • Score: -20

2:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

train passenger says...

Think about this guy next time you want to comment on the dangers created by cyclists......and let's count ourselves very lucky he did not find any pedestrians, other drivers or cyclists on his path.
Think about this guy next time you want to comment on the dangers created by cyclists......and let's count ourselves very lucky he did not find any pedestrians, other drivers or cyclists on his path. train passenger
  • Score: 16

2:52pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Quentin Walker says...

This kind of driving merits a prison sentence.
This kind of driving merits a prison sentence. Quentin Walker
  • Score: 25

2:59pm Tue 25 Mar 14

grandconjuration says...

Quentin Walker wrote:
This kind of driving merits a prison sentence.
A prison sentence and lifetime ban from driving.
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Walker[/bold] wrote: This kind of driving merits a prison sentence.[/p][/quote]A prison sentence and lifetime ban from driving. grandconjuration
  • Score: 21

3:53pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

Soft justice. I assume from the time (8.27am) that he was driving to work and was probably late. The bigger punishment will hopefully be that he gets fired due to the driving ban and when he returns to driving he will be forced to pay a huge insurance premium. The financial penalties should not replace proper punishment but, given the pathetic legal response to his stupid behaviour, we can only hope that he suffers by other means. Well done in this case to the police, who may now be lurking in St Giles where the speed limit is 20 mph for some daft reason.
Soft justice. I assume from the time (8.27am) that he was driving to work and was probably late. The bigger punishment will hopefully be that he gets fired due to the driving ban and when he returns to driving he will be forced to pay a huge insurance premium. The financial penalties should not replace proper punishment but, given the pathetic legal response to his stupid behaviour, we can only hope that he suffers by other means. Well done in this case to the police, who may now be lurking in St Giles where the speed limit is 20 mph for some daft reason. Milkbutnosugarplease
  • Score: 11

4:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

James P Sullivan says...

Jesus Christ, 84mph in a 30mph limit!!! Guess it wasn't worth it in the end, wonder what his family had to say to him.
Jesus Christ, 84mph in a 30mph limit!!! Guess it wasn't worth it in the end, wonder what his family had to say to him. James P Sullivan
  • Score: 11

5:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Oxford Hero says...

James P Sullivan wrote:
Jesus Christ, 84mph in a 30mph limit!!! Guess it wasn't worth it in the end, wonder what his family had to say to him.
What was his excuse ?
Wonder what his family said ?
Why only 12 months ?
This selfish idiot needs to have life time ban
Why are the Oxford Mail not following up this story chasing quotes from him/family/his employer was it a company car ?/and court ?
As they have posted his address should be easy yes ?
[quote][p][bold]James P Sullivan[/bold] wrote: Jesus Christ, 84mph in a 30mph limit!!! Guess it wasn't worth it in the end, wonder what his family had to say to him.[/p][/quote]What was his excuse ? Wonder what his family said ? Why only 12 months ? This selfish idiot needs to have life time ban Why are the Oxford Mail not following up this story chasing quotes from him/family/his employer was it a company car ?/and court ? As they have posted his address should be easy yes ? Oxford Hero
  • Score: 9

6:21pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Mister Plodd says...

In a hurry were we 'Speedy Gonzalez'? filthy scum like you should be kept of the road for hmmmmmm...... how about 12 months? Ha Ha!
In a hurry were we 'Speedy Gonzalez'? filthy scum like you should be kept of the road for hmmmmmm...... how about 12 months? Ha Ha! Mister Plodd
  • Score: 1

9:44pm Tue 25 Mar 14

bicesterlady says...

What was his explanation?? Must have been convincing to have got away as lightly as he has.
Stupid stupid dangerous speed
What was his explanation?? Must have been convincing to have got away as lightly as he has. Stupid stupid dangerous speed bicesterlady
  • Score: 3

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