222 speeding drivers caught by community volunteers

Community Speed Watch volunteers. Picture: South Norfolk Police

Community Speed Watch volunteers. Picture: South Norfolk Police - Credit: South Norfolk Police

More than 200 speeding drivers were detected by local volunteers in 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 detected 222 speed offences in June. Drivers detected are sent letters by Norfolk police offering speed awareness advice.

Norfolk currently has 70 Community Speed Watch teams with new teams awaiting training.

To join or set up a group in south Norfolk call PC Jim Squires on 101.

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