Speedwatch - help needed

The Speedwatch scheme allows the public to get actively involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through their neighbourhood. It is used in areas where speeding has been identified as a priority at quarterly neighbourhood panel meetings.

The scheme is run by Cambridgeshire Constabulary alongside the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership. It is about educating motorists in the law in relation to speeding and monitoring any trends in speeding in neighbourhoods.

Volunteers are trained to use speed indicator devices which displays vehicle speed. The registered owner of any vehicle seen exceeding the speed limit is sent an advisory letter from their local neighbourhood policing team, explaining that speeding is unacceptable to the local community.

We need some volunteers to get involved with the scheme, which is already operational on Love's Farm. The police take care of all the administration and enforcement, you just need to be willing to join a team to operate the equipment.

If you'd like to get involved, please contact us. For more information and FAQs, please see the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website.
Philip Gibbs, 25/04/2013