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About Speedwatch

What is community Speedwatch?

Community Speedwatch is a volunteering scheme which allows you to get involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through your neighbourhood.

It is used in areas where speeding has been identified as a concern to us, parish councils and residents. The scheme is administered by us, your local council and other agencies but run by local communities.

We are often told speeding is one of the biggest community concerns so we want to work with you to set up more community Speedwatch groups.

Speeding is one of the factors that most affects the quality of life in communities around Cambridgeshire and can be a factor in collisions.

The scheme itself is run by the Police and the community volunteers supported by the force-wide Watch coordination officer.

Community Speedwatch is not an enforcement tool, it is about educating motorists about speeding and monitoring speeding trends in neighbourhoods.

Volunteers are trained in the use of speed indicator devices (SIDs) which display a vehicle’s speed.

The registered owner of any vehicle seen exceeding the speed limit is sent an advisory letter from the force, explaining that speeding is unacceptable to the local community. Repeated speeding results in a letter hand delivered by a police officer.

We are often told speeding is one of the biggest community concerns so we want to work with you to set up more community Speedwatch groups.

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