Maria Jolliffe from Hampshire Constabulary is looking for volunteers to help build up our local SpeedWatch teams. These are run in partnership with local councils and other agencies. If you are concerned about speeding locally, over 17 years old and would like to help then the information below might be of interest as well as the contact details:
What is SpeedWatch?
Speeding is one of the factors that most affects the quality of life in the communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, which in turn makes it one of the biggest community priorities.
Until now the community and local Safer Neighbourhood teams have been able to do little to tackle this problem. Because we are being told speeding is a big concern we want to work with you. We think that the Community SpeedWatch programme is a good way to move forward.
Community SpeedWatch allows members of the community to become police support volunteers and take action, helping us to educate drivers on the roads of concern in your area.
How does it work?
SpeedWatch is a community scheme that can only take place in 20mph, 30mph and some 40 mph limits or zones.
The scheme will be managed by the police local 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. Vehicle checks will be undertaken by the police and letters will then be sent to the registered keepers advising them of the speed and reminding them of why it is a community concern.
SpeedWatch is not enforcement, it is education. It is important to know that SpeedWatch now forms part of our response to speeding issues. It is the first tier in our response to dealing with this problem. If a problem persists, we will escalate to tier two, meaning that enforcement can be undertaken by the police Safer Neighbourhood teams
For further information please click on this link: Speedwatch Link and contact Maria on the email address below: