Call for volunteers to join speed watch scheme in Whaley Bridge

Volunteers are being sought to join a community speed watch scheme in Whaley Bridge.

Volunteers are being sought to join a community speed watch scheme in Whaley Bridge.

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Police are teaming up with residents to take action against speeding vehicles in Whaley Bridge.

Over recent weeks the town’s Safer Neighbourhood Team has been speaking with residents who have raised the concerns over motorists speeding through Whaley Bridge and along the A6 at Furness Vale.

To help combat the situation the team is looking for volunteers to help run Community Speed Watch events in hot spot areas. These will be used to target those exceeding the limit and highlight the importance of safe and considerate driving on the roads.

PCSO Tracy Jones said: “Speed limits are set for a reason and motorists who exceed these are not only breaking the law, but they are also putting theirs, their passengers and other road users lives at risk.

“Accidents caused through speeding and reckless driving are completely preventable so we are asking for the support of local residents to help us to target those exceeding the limit.”

The scheme has equipment which displays the speed of passing motorists, alerting them as to whether they are abiding by the speed limit or not.

The volunteers take down details of vehicles that are excessively speeding and the information is fed back to the local neighbourhood policing team.

Anyone interested in joining the speed watch scheme is asked to contact the team on 101.