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Community Speedwatch - Spring 2023 Results

Community Speedwatch - Spring 2023 Results

Between 17 - 28 April 2023, trained Speedwatch volunteers from the Raunds community carried out vehicle speed monitoring checks using approved equipment on Chelveston Road, Grove Street, London Road and Station Road.

The initiative once again proved its value, with 23 warning letters now being sent to the registered keepers of those vehicles caught exceeding the speed limit, with the aim of increasing awareness of the dangers of speeding and encouraging drivers to reduce their speed.

The drivers' details are held on record to identify any repeat offenders, and anyone caught exceeding the limits more than twice can expect a visit from the Police as well as targeted enforcement.

Matthew Mumford from Northamptonshire Police Safer Roads Team said:

"The Community Speedwatch programme relies on support from the Town Council and the community, and by working together with partners, helps to reduce the numbers killed or seriously injured on our roads and reduce speeding across the County. We look forward to your continued support".

Further Speedwatch dates are planned for October 2023, but in order to keep up the good work and maintain the positive trend of results we require additional volunteers - any time that members of the community can spare is appreciated, and full training is provided. Email for more information.

Posted: Fri, 12 May 2023 09:07 by Steve

Tags: News, Press Release, Speed Watch