Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.
Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. In cases where education is blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences is collated (even across county borders), enforcement and prosecution follow.
Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff. The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate in order to:
- Reduce death and injury on the roads
- Improve the quality of life for local communities
- Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
- Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed
Speedwatch activity is not about interfering with neighbours' behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community.
To join the village CSW team, please click here and follow the instructions below!
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Join Existing Group
Hughenden - Greater Hughenden
This will take you to the page to input all your contact details. Fill out the form, check the terms and conditions, then click Register Me and you're done!
When you log in the first time, you are required to finish a compulsory online training programme that takes you through the rules and procedures governing your participation in Community Speedwatch. Once successfully completed, you will be qualified to help out with Community Speedwatch initiatives in the village!