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Community Speed Watch returns to Northamptonshire

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Community Speed Watch returns to Northamptonshire

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Thursday, 3 March 2022

Northamptonshire Police

Following the lifting of all Covid-19 restrictions, Northamptonshire Police is pleased to announce the return of the county’s Community Speed Watch programme.

From Saturday (March 5), volunteers will be giving up their time to work alongside the Force’s Safer Roads Team to reduce speeding across the county.

A total of 43 Community Speed Watch groups will be taking part in the initiative, which sees fully trained residents use speed detection devices to monitor vehicles travelling through towns and villages on roads with limits of 20, 30 and 40mph.

Warning letters are sent to the registered keeper of any vehicles caught exceeding the speed limit, which aims to increase awareness of the dangers of speeding and encourage drivers to reduce their speed.

The drivers’ details are held on record to identify any repeat offenders, and anyone caught exceeding the limits more than twice can expect a visit from the police as well as targeted enforcement.

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