The aim of the scheme:
Community Speedwatch is a scheme to allow trained volunteers to address speed concerns in their communities. This is achieved by:
1. Undertaking high-visibility roadside operations to educate speeding drivers, by displaying their speed on a digital display with a view to improving driver behaviour.
2. Reporting to the Police the details of speeding vehicles in specific areas where speed is of concern. These speed monitoring reports enable the police to
a. Send advisory letters to the registered owners to confirm to them the speed at which their vehicle was travelling and that the speed was in excess of the speed limit.
b. Use the data gathered to inform Police and others on the allocation of resources and general road safety issues.
3. Delivering locally based feedback and problem solving schemes where speeding is of specific concern to the Community, operated by trained volunteers and supported by the Police.
4. Speedwatch is not enforcement: it is about raising awareness of speeding within communities and educating drivers.
We run regular speedwatch sessions within the village. During our recent session in January we assessed 101 vehicles and reported one for exceeding the speed limit.
We are always looking out for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please contact Sharan on firstname.lastname@example.org or message me via the facebook page.
www.facebook.com/Spaldwick-Community-Speedwatch – The page shares speedwatch information and posts from other organisations that encourage and promote the standards of driver and road user education. At the same time increasing the awareness of all aspects of road safety.