Volunteers Needed for Stow Longa Speedwatch Team
Please email Jim.Humfryes@tesco.net
Do you think the traffic through Stow Longa is too fast? Is there anything we can do to discourage drivers from speeding through the village?
Yes, you can join the Stow Longa Speedwatch Team.
The Speedwatch scheme allows the public to get actively involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through their neighbourhood. The scheme is run by the Police force 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. Persistent offenders will receive a visit from officers.
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.
How often will I take part?
We plan to run 4-5 Speedwatch session over the year. Each session will last 1-2 hours and you can choose to volunteer for as many sessions as you like.We will run the sessions at peak traffic times, for example during the school run and on a Saturday morning.
How do you know people are speeding?
During the last Speedwatch session we collected data which told us that 72% of drivers exceeded the speed limit. Three drivers received visits from the local Police.
How do I Volunteer?
Please emailJim.Humfryes@tesco.net if you would like to volunteer or call us on 01 480 861366.Once we have a group of volunteers we will arrange a 1-hour training session, where you will learn to use the equipment.Following the training we will ask you to commit to a 2-hour Speedwatch Session, as part of a team of three.