Speed Watch fine-tuning explained to volunteers
6:40am Friday 13th September 2013 in Latest News
COMMUNITY Speed Watch volunteers from across Wiltshire and Swindon are attending a special event on Monday to find out about improvements being made to the scheme.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson is hosting the meeting at Wiltshire Police Headquarters in Devizes, with Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Council and Swindon Council.
In June the commissioner approved funding for improvements to the support given Community Speed Watch volunteers, following reports of a backlog in letters being sent to drivers caught speeding and a delay with training new volunteers.
Since then two new Community Speed Watch staff have been appointed to support the volunteers. They will be at the event on Monday.
Training for new groups is starting in October and 15 new speed detection devices for shared use among the schemes are being purchased.
Efforts are being made to ensure recording and processing of Speed Watch data is as efficient as it can be through a fit-for-purpose IT system, so that letters to drivers can be posted swiftly and any police enforcement action needed is carried out in a timely manner.
Community Speed Watch schemes involve volunteers monitoring traffic speeds on problem spots on local roads.
To set up schemes people need to initially contact their local authority through their Wiltshire council area board or contact their Swindon Council localities facilitator.
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