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Volunteers catch 275 speeding drivers

PUBLISHED: 08:26 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:10 07 March 2019

Community Speed Watch volunteers in South Norfolk caught 275 drivers in February. Picture: Matthew Usher

Community Speed Watch volunteers in South Norfolk caught 275 drivers in February. Picture: Matthew Usher

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Local volunteers detected 275 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 275 speed offences in February. That compares with 232 in January.

There are 17 Community Speed Watch groups in towns and villages across South Norfolk. Picture: Bill DarnellThere are 17 Community Speed Watch groups in towns and villages across South Norfolk. Picture: Bill Darnell

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. Anyone wanting to set up a scheme in their village or town can contact the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership on 01603 276433 or local engagement officer PC Jim Squires on 101.

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