We now have an active SpeedWatch team, organised by Nicky Massey. We also now have a Speed Indicator Device, which shows drivers their speed when it exceeds 20mph. These are effective ways to reduce speeding.
Any resident interested in being involved in Speedwatch or in helping look after the speed indicator device, please contact us.
Speedwatch sessions conducted so far have identified a large number of speeding vehicles, including taxis. The police are notifying vehicle owners and taxi licensing authorities.
The Speedwatch scheme allows the public to get actively involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through their neighbourhood. The scheme is run by the force alongside the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership. It is about educating motorists in the law in relation to speeding and monitoring any trends in speeding in neighbourhoods.
Volunteers are trained to use speed indicator devices which displays vehicle speed. The registered owner of any vehicle seen exceeding the speed limit is sent an advisory letter from their local neighbourhood policing team, explaining that speeding is unacceptable to the local community.
If you are, or are thinking about being, a volunteer, please read the Community Speedwatch guidance notes. If you have any questions about the scheme, please email CambridgeSpeedWatch@cambs.pnn.police.uk.
Please note that the police do not recommend filming drivers speeding. The police are unlikely to act on evidence gathered in this way and advise that you should have regard to your own safety.