Dear Watch Member,
North Wales Police are looking for local
volunteers to help deter speeding motorists across the region. Please see attached documents
The initiative is a partnership approach between the community, the police and the local authorities which is already running successfully in other police force areas.
“Community Speed Watch gives local people the ability to actively get involved in road safety. It can be set up in any village, small town, or urban area, governed by either a 20, 30 or 40 miles per hour speed limit,” said Sergeant John Roberts from GoSafe, the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership.
“Motorists who speed through residential neighbourhoods are very often unaware of the impact their actions have on local residents, or the danger they pose to other road users and pedestrians and this is something we are working with communities to address.”
Full training will be given and volunteers on the scheme will visit known speeding hotspots within their own communities and will use hand-held speed guns to capture the speeds of oncoming vehicles. Details of those vehicles will be collated and relayed back to North Wales Police, who then issue a letter to the owners warning them that they have been spotted.
North Wales Police are now recruiting volunteers for the role of ‘Community Speed Watch Operator’. If you would like to help reduce speeding in your area and feel that you would be interested in this role please visit the North Wales Police Website http://www.north-wales.police.uk/ and follow the link on the recruitment page http://www.north-wales.police.uk/recruitment/volunteers/current-vacancies/community-speed-watch-operator.aspx
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