A resident has proved the value of reporting an overweight vehicle coming through the village.
Following a report and witness statement by the resident, Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) prosecuted the lorry driver involved who pleaded guilty to the offence. He was fined and had to pay costs: a total of about £350.
If you see what you think is an overweight lorry in the village, you can report it to OCC Trading Standards who will be able to check if it has a legitimate reason to be here.
A photo of the rear of the lorry together with location, date and time of the incident is a good starting point. Please do not take photos whilst driving as this is considered a worse offence than exceeding the weight limit. Report the driver at (bottom of page):
The village Community Speedwatch team regularly monitors vehicle speeds through the village and vehicles exceeding the speed limits are reported to Thames Valley Police. The team has also recently taken on the monitoring of lorries while it is doing speed checks. They can report lorries to OCC Trading Standards if they appear to be breaking the 7.5T weight limit.