Speedwatch Action Group coming to Cam.
Cam Parish Council has supported the creation of a volunteer group to monitor speeds of traffic at significant points of interest around the Parish.
Volunteers received training on how to use the radar gun from Gloucestershire Police. Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where, in partnership with the police, members of the community use a hand-held detection device to monitor the speed of passing vehicles.
The volunteers record the details of vehicles which are exceeding the speed limit by around 10%. These details are passed to the Police, who will issue a letter to the vehicle owner, advising them of the dangers of speeding, and reminding them of the law. If three letters are issued to the same vehicle owner, the Police carry out further investigation.
Box Road resident, Ken King, initiated the idea and said 'there are now hundreds of new residents living in this area and hundreds more to come with all the new houses being built. We want to do something about the speed of traffic before it really gets out of hand.'
The aims of the scheme are to raise the profile of the volunteers and increase public awareness, so drivers become more mindful of their speed, reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit and ultimately improve the quality of life for local residents.
If you would like to know more about joining this proactive group, please email your details to Jenny Walkley, Clerk of Cam Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01453 548884
Posted: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 14:40 by Jenny Walkley