535 speeding drivers caught by community volunteers

South Norfolk community speedwatch volunteers registered more than 500 drivers over the speed limit

South Norfolk community speedwatch volunteers registered more than 500 drivers over the speed limit in May.. Picture: Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Local volunteers detected more than 500 speeding drivers across South Norfolk last month.

Community Speed Watch was launched in 2007 and is a project empowering communities to help tackling the problem of speeding. The groups are issued with a speed radar gun, signs and reflective jackets and carry out speed checks in 30mph and 40mph limits.

Campaigners with the 17 groups in towns and villages across South Norfolk in total detected 534 speed offences in May.

Community Speedwatch groups are issued with a speed radar gun and carry out checks in 30mph and 40mp

Community Speedwatch groups are issued with a speed radar gun and carry out checks in 30mph and 40mph limits. Picture: Andy Darnell - Credit: Archant

Registered keepers whose vehicles were observed breaking the speed limit will have their details recorded and will receive a warning letter requesting them to keep their speed down.

Norfolk currently has 70 Community Speed Watch teams with new teams awaiting training. To set up or join a group in South Norfolk call PC Jim Squires on 101.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter