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Community Speed Watch

Community Speed WatchCommunity Speed Watch aims:

  • To help local people address speeding problems in their own area
  • Increase driver and public awareness of the dangers of speeding
  • Improve community safety

Community Speed Watch schemes are resourced by trained volunteers from the community through a Community Co-ordinator.

Speed Watch teams use hand held radar equipment at pre-identified locations to check vehicle speeds. Registration numbers and makes of vehicles exceeding the local speed limit are recorded. These details are then collated and passed to the central co-ordinator, where they are then processed and letters are issued.

Drivers found to be speeding are issued with an advisory warning letter requesting that they slow down and observe the speed limit.

What Action Should I Take?

You are NOT required to take any legal action after receiving a Community Speed Watch Letter (it's not a notice of intended prosecution), however we recommend that you take this as a firm warning and improve your driving as a result. Find out more about road safety here.

If you are interested in setting up a Community Speed Watch in your community please visit our volunteers page or contact your local policing team. Click here to find your local policing team.