Police want help with speedwatch scheme

Northumbria Police is seeking volunteers for its Community Speedwatch scheme.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16 February, 2016, 11:04
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It allows local people to get involved to help tackle speeding in their neighbourhood and help make the roads even safer.

Volunteers will receive relevant training, support and specialist equipment to enable them to monitor traffic speed in areas where local residents have said they are concerned speeding is an issue.

Motorists who are caught driving above the speed limit by Community Speedwatch receive a letter from police; those caught more than once will be visited by an officer. Police use the information to identify areas where enforcement action needs to be taken.

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The scheme was first introduced in Northumberland in 2011 and after its success was rolled out across the force in 2014. Police are now inviting more volunteers to sign up to the initiative.

T/Superintendent Sarah Pitt said: “Community Speedwatch volunteers provide a valuable contribution to the work of police to help tackle issues with speeding. The scheme gives people the opportunity to get involved with their local community and address speeding issues within their neighbourhood.”

Visit www.northumbria.police.uk and find the ‘Working for us’ section.