the speeding in our villages…?
Speeding continues to be an increasing concern for many communities. Is speeding also your concern? Do you have some time or day available during the week to help us… ? This watch will be carried out at random times during the day by volunteers at dedicated spots by the police. This is your chance to actually do something. We are looking for some more volunteers to fit this vest! Please contact Ray Kite (713810), Bill Hughes (713651) for more information… Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a locally driven initiative where active members of the community join together with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. It is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff. The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending in order to:
- Improve the quality of life for local communities
- Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed
- Reduce death and injury on the roads Speed Watch activity is not about interfering with neighbours’ behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community.