group targets speeding motorists along busy Burnham road
new group has been formed in Burnham-On-Sea this week to help
crackdown on speeding motorists.
The new speedwatch group has begun operating in Berrow Road after
securing funding for new speed-monitoring equipment.
"We got funding to purchase a new device and have organised
three volunteers to run the scheme," said Community Beat
Officer Burnham North PC Ian Bartlett.
"On their first day this week, the group managed to monitor
over 460 vehicles in just one hour and found just two vehicles
travelling over the speed limit," he added.
Speedwatch is a scheme designed to educate motorists about their
speed and is designed to reduce road traffic accidents. It is
run by volunteers but supported by Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
Burnham Police are encouraging others to start similar schemes
in the area and anyone wanting more information should contact
the police team by calling the non-emergency number 101.
Pictured: The new group operating near the junction of Braithwaite
Place in Burnham's Berrow Road this week