Nov 11, 2020

Finchampstead man builds 'Twitter speed bot' over safety concerns

A man has created a "Twitter bot" to prove his case for lowering the speed limit where he lives after becoming fed up with drivers ignoring restrictions. Gareth Rees has now built a computer programme that tweets every time a vehicle exceeds 55mph. He added: "It only tweets when it detects speeds of more than 55mph, and samples data every eight to 10 minutes, so I'm sure it misses loads of speeders." Mr Rees and his neighbours have asked the council and Thames Valley Police to consider "Appropriate" safety measures, including a safe crossing for school children, and lowering the speed limit to 30mph. Wokingham Borough Council has agreed to put in two speed indicator advisory signs.

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