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Volunteers wanted for Community Speed Watch project

Volunteers wanted for Community Speed Watch project

Have you got some free time to spare to help tackle speeding in your local community?

Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a locally driven initiative allowing members of the community to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. CSW schemes are supported by local policing teams with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds.

What is Speed Watch?

The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable, and proportionate in order to:

· Reduce death and injury on the roads

· Improve the quality of life for local communities

· Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit

· Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed

How does it work?

Speed Watch is a community scheme that can only take place in 20mph, 30mph and some 40mph limits or zones.

The scheme will be managed by the local police Safer Neighbourhood Teams but run by volunteers. Volunteers will use equipment that can monitor the speed of passing traffic and record the details, later adding them to a database.

Recruiting Volunteers

If you're interested in helping, then please contact PCSO Flower at Dronfield Police Safer Neighbourhood Team by clicking here or call the Dronfield Town Council office on 01246 418573.

More information: https://www.communityspeedwatch.org/

Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2024

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