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Breaston Speedwatch Meeting

Location
Blind Lane, Breaston, Breaston Parish Rooms
Date(s)
Thursday 6th October (18:00-18:45)
Contact

For more information call PCSO Karen Pykett on 101, alternatively, send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

Description

Officers from Long Eaton Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team have thanked people from the village of Breaston for coming forward to help set up a community speed watch and are now asking for more to think of helping out. 

Last month, officers from the team asked villagers to consider stepping forward to volunteer for the scheme to help tackle complaints of speeding motorists. Having been pleased with the response they are now inviting others to attend a training session to be part of the scheme. 

PCSO Karen Pykett from the team explains: “We were delighted with the response from our earlier appeal and now have a small team that are ready to be trained. It would be great to get some more at the session because the more trained residents we have, the more we can share the speed checks out amongst the volunteers. 

“The scheme is designed to educate speeding motorists in order to try and influence their driving behaviour. It will work by me and the volunteers completing speed checks on roads in the village. If we do record any motorists exceeding the limit we do not stop the vehicle, however, I write to the registered keeper to let them know the speed they were recorded at and re-enforce the dangers of driving with excess speed. 

“If we pick up on any trend at particular locations, or time of day, the information can also be used to pass on to officers in the team who can then complete enforcement.” 

Anyone who is interested in joining is asked to attend this 30 minute training session.

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