Saturday is community speed watch day – so don’t put your foot down
Beware! This Saturday is Community Speed Watch day throughout Wiltshire when volunteers will be taking to the streets to carry out 'on the spot' checks on those going too fast.
The Speed Awareness For Everyone event aims to give a visible presence on roads throughout the county to encourage motorists to think about road safety.
Those carrying out the checks will include a mixture of Community Speed Watch volunteers, police officers from both neighbourhood policing teams and the roads policing unit, plus council staff.
Motorists travelling above the limit will be dealt with in a number of ways. They will be sent a warning letter, stopped and given words of advice or be given a fixed penalty notice which will mean a fine and points on their licence.
Community Speed Watch co-ordinator Elizabeth Ngero told Marlborough News Online: “It is important that motorists appreciate that their vehicle does not stop as soon as they see a hazard. The faster they are travelling the longer it will take to stop and avoid a potential accident.”
“We have a total of 50 volunteer groups from different parishes throughout Wiltshire that have been taking part in Community Speed Watch and 55 groups that are trained to go out. We hope this day of action will help educate drivers and make them think of the potential consequences that are associated with excess speed.”