The danger of Thamesdown Drive speeders is illustrated by the horror that befell a father-and-son on the road in 2014. 

It is almost exactly six years since 33-year-old Paul Winters was killed by speeding motorist Arnie Rogers on the North Swindon road.

The red Nissan being driven by Paul’s father, Peter, was obliterated when it was hit at 6.20am on May 25, 2014, by Rogers’ Vauxhall Astra at the turning to the Orbital retail park. 

Paul was thrown from the car and killed. Peter was seriously injured.

Rogers had been travelling at almost twice the speed limit - 70mph in a 40mph zone.

When he was arrested later that day his first words to police were: “That’s £9,000 down the drain, then.”He had been clubbing until 3am.

He was eventually jailed for six years and eight months.

Peter Winters told Swindon Crown Court in November 2014: “The most devastating impact is the loss of my son, Paul, and not a minute goes by when I do not think of him.”

Jailing Rogers, Judge Peter Blair QC said of his victim: “He was a son, father, fiancee and brother. Your recklessness gave Paul Winters a death sentence and his father Peter terrible injuries."