Community Speed Watch
back! Those hi-vis jacketed figures with radar guns are once again
attempting to regulate the speed of traffic through the village.
Speed Watch initiative is a Surrey Police scheme that involves
volunteers from the towns and villages afflicted by speeding traffic
recording the details of transgressing vehicles and feeding those
particulars into a database at Surrey Police H.Q. The registered keeper
of the vehicle is then sent a letter advising them of the need to
adhere to the speed limit, if a second offence is recorded then a ‘red’
letter is issued and in the unlikely event of a third offence being
recorded then a visit from a police officer is likely.
In the 5 weeks
that the Leigh group have been operating they have recorded the details
of 135 vehicles exceeding the 30 m.p.h. limit and to date only 1
vehicle has been a repeat offender. In order to have any long-term
effect it is important that we are seen to be active throughout the
village at various times of the day and week and the more volunteers
that we can muster the more effective we can be.
At the moment
there are 8 trained volunteers but more would be very welcome, if you
think that you can spare an hour every week or so to help keep Leigh a
little safer from speeding traffic then please contact me and I can
tell you more.
Keith Harding (Co-ordinator, Leigh Community Speed Watch)
email@example.com Home: 01737 223963
Photo shows: CSW members Keith Harding, Eileen Winstanley, Jean Parker, Robin Worth and Adria Kinloch
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