Hampshire Police warning to speeding drivers about scheme

Members of the Community Speedwatch team
Members of the Community Speedwatch team

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SPEEDING drivers will be sent a letter warning them they are going too fast during an awareness week.

Community Speedwatch, sponsored by Hampshire Constabulary, will be out in force during National Road Safety Awareness Week, which starts today.

Trained volunteers monitor the speed of passing motorists and for those over the speed limit an advisory letter is sent on behalf of the police to the registered keeper.

Assistant commissioner Judy Venables, speedwatch portfolio holder for the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, said: ‘Speeding is frequently a top priority for communities, particularly in rural areas, and during Road Safety Awareness Week volunteers will be out monitoring motorists in areas identified as being more susceptible to speed limit violation.

‘The highly-visible presence of these operations help keep our roads safer by slowing motorists down.

‘We are therefore very keen to hear from members of the public who would be interested in setting up a scheme.

‘The commissioner has funding available to help support the setting up of new schemes.’

Anyone interested should email speedwatch@hampshire.pnn.police.uk