|February 19, 2014||Posted by Martin under Uncategorized||
Avon and Somerset Police came along to our last group meeting to explain about the proposed Community Speed Watch scheme for Cheddar, to help educate drivers about the dangers of speeding.
Community Speed Watch allows local residents to do something positive about excessive speeding in their neighbourhood. Teams of police-trained volunteers check traffic passing through speed-limited areas, using radar or laser speed guns to identify those exceeding the limit.
Vehicles observed breaking the speed limit are reported to the police who will advise the driver by letter on the first and second occasions they are reported, that they need to driver more carefully in future, and by direct contact or other appropriate action on their or subsequent occasions. Police regularly support Community Speedwatch teams at the roadside.
If you would like to be a volunteer for the roadside speed checks please contact email@example.com and we will pass your details on to the police officers co-ordinating the scheme and training.
UPDATE: Training is scheduled for 14th August at 7pm in Cheddar. If you want to be part of Cheddar’s Community Speedwatch scheme please email MichaelF.Shaw@avonandsomerset.police.uk ASAP.