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April 11, 2011

Sonning volunteers continue heavy lorry blitz


The scourge of overweight lorries choking local roads is being tackled by a group of dedicated volunteers who have been out again today taking the numbers and photos of overweight lorries crossing Sonning bridge. They work with Oxfordshire Trading Standards, who disappointingly have only sent out warning letters for the last 2 years to offenders caught breaking the 7.5 tonne weight limit. Their efforts are supplemented by the data from Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras on the bridge - which mean that in seconds police have details of every car using the crossing.

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