Posted on 24th June 2014
A group of local residents are working alongside the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team to help reduce speeding traffic in their area.
The volunteers carried out their first checks with police officers and PCSOs as part of the Community Speed Watch scheme on Wednesday, June 18.
Community Speed Watch involves volunteers carrying out checks with officers to note any vehicles travelling at excessive speeds using radar guns. A letter is then sent to the owner to advise them about their speed and asking them to respect local limits.
Motorists are warned that if they continue to speed, they risk getting a fine and that the data recorded by the scheme will help officers identify locations for speed detection equipment.
Signs are put up in the area during the checks to ensure drivers are aware of the initiative.
PC Neil Hopwell of the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Local residents have expressed concerns about the speed of traffic, along with other issues around road safety throughout the area. It’s currently a priority for us and working with volunteers who are keen to help make a difference around this issue is one of the things we are doing to target their concerns.
“We hope motorists will be reminded to drive safely and with respect for local speed limits. The aim is that the scheme will help keep roads safer for drivers, riders and pedestrians both now and in the future.”