motorists warned as Speed Awareness Week checks begin
SpeedWatch volunteers will be out in force this week to reduce
speeding across the Burnham-On-Sea area during Speed Awareness
checks will be held by Community SpeedWatch volunteers, neighbourhood
officers and the police Speed Enforcement Unit.
the national week of action, there will be speed checks at 26
locations across the Avon and Somerset area and officers will
be attending a number of these sessions.
aim of the week is to reduce speeding and also to remind drivers
to keep a check on their speed for the safety of all road users.
week also highlights the closer links that have been established
between Community SpeedWatch and the Speed Enforcement Unit (SEU).
addition to the existing speed check locations used by the SEU,
they will be increasing their visits to CSW locations where the
public have highlighted high levels of speeding and the dangers
week of action forms part of a wider road safety campaign which
includes speed checks throughout the year as well as a range of
other activities, such as the forces free Road Smart driver
awareness sessions looking at a number of driving risk factors.
Richard Corrigan, the forces road safety lead, said: We
are using this national week of action to launch a new highly
visible Community SpeedWatch logo that will start to be seen across
the Constabulary area. These signs, coupled with an improved working
relationship between volunteers and the Speed Enforcement Unit,
will form a highly visible presence to reduce speeds and keep
our communities safer. This week of action enables us to put speed
reduction in the spotlight to stress to motorists the dangers
of driving too fast."
know that speeding is one of the issues most often raised by communities
at PACT and public meetings and is therefore a priority for them
and for us. This week is all about community partnership, about
us working with the public to help keep their neighbourhoods safe."