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More than 600 vehicles caught speeding in day of action

PUBLISHED: 07:41 19 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 19 May 2018

Around 40 community speed watch (CSW) teams took to the countys roads earlier this month to highlight how the public can help tackle speeding problems. Picture: Ian Burt

Around 40 community speed watch (CSW) teams took to the countys roads earlier this month to highlight how the public can help tackle speeding problems. Picture: Ian Burt

More than 600 vehicles have been caught speeding during a day of action across Norfolk.

Around 40 community speed watch (CSW) teams took to the county’s roads earlier this month to highlight how the public can help tackle speeding problems.

They were joined by roads policing officers, road safety teams, police specials and cadets.

In total, 605 vehicles were caught speeding on May 5. All of the drivers will be sent a warning letter.

Police said the volunteers, who clocked up in excess of 65 hours, also noted 17 high-speed offences, where someone was driving 20mph over the limit.

Those caught committing high-speed offences will be visited by a police officer.

Insp Vicky Hebborn, from community safety and citizens in policing, said: “The day was a great success and I hope the warnings people receive will make them think twice about speeding in our county.

“The work volunteers do for the police is extremely valuable and allows local communities to play a key part in keeping their local area safe.

“The details of those speeding will be logged on a database in case they are caught again and provides a great insight into the speeding picture across Norfolk.”

Each of Norfolk’s seven districts has an engagement officer who is a point of contact for the community speed watch schemes.

Police and crime commissioner Lorne Green said: “The purpose of such schemes are not to spoil our pleasure in responsible driving, but to protect us from unsafe driving and I would like to thank the CSW volunteers for their continued commitment and support in helping the police to keep Norfolk’s roads safe.

To set up a community speed watch scheme in your area, contact the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership on 01603 276433 or the local district engagement officer by dialling 101.


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