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Zero tolerance for speeding boat users
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:47

Following a successful prosecution in September, the River Hamble Harbour Authority is reminding boat users to abide by the speed limit.

A Whiteley resident was fined £100 plus court costs by Southampton Magistrates Court, after pleading guilty to a speeding offence. The motor-boat owner was caught at between 25 and 30 knots on the river where a 6 knot limit applies throughout.  This is the equivalent of doing 125 -150 in a 30mph limit on the road. This prosecution, brought by Hampshire County Council as the River Hamble Harbour Authority, sends a strong message that disregard for speed limits on the river will not be tolerated.

The Chairman of the Harbour Authority, Councillor Keith Evans said: “This is a positive result and we hope this case will act as a deterrent to others in the future. Speeding can cause serious accidents and we encourage all users to be considerate of others’ safety, while on the river.”


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