Community Speedwatch

WHAT IS COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH?

Speeding is one of the factors that most effects the quality of life in communities. It contributes to the severity of road traffic collisions and increases the impact on the lives of people in the community.

Community Speedwatch is a traffic monitoring initiative coordinated by Cleveland Police in partnership with other agencies, but managed and run by Neighbourhood Policing teams and volunteers from the local community.

The initiative aims to monitor and address public concerns in respect

HOW IT WORKS

Community Speedwatch operates in areas up to a 40 mph limit.

Locations are normally identified as a neighbourhood issue by members of the community at a local Neighbourhood Policing meeting. Neighbourhood Police Officers will discuss the problem with the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Camera Enforcement Unit before a decision is made to set up a Community Speedwatch scheme.

Once a scheme is established fully trained community volunteers work alongside Cleveland Police officers to operate roadside check schemes using Simple SID Speed Indicator Devices to identify vehicles which break the speed limit.

Registration numbers of vehicles identified as exceeding the speed limit are recorded and a letter is sent to the registered owner informing them that their vehicle has been noted to have exceeded the speed limit and asking them to abide by the speed limit in future.

If the same registration number is logged on a second occasion in a  Community Speedwatch area the owner will receive another letter advising them that if they continue to disregard the speed limit the information will be passed to the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, who may take further action.

HOW DO I START A COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH SCHEME IN MY AREA?

If you and other members of your community think that speeding traffic has a dangerous or antisocial impact in your neighbourhood then contact your local Neighbourhood Police Officer.

Officers can be contacted via 101, their local neighbourhood team telephone number or at local neighbourhood meetings.

NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING
TELEPHONE NUMBERS

HARTLEPOOL – 101

MIDDLESBROUGH – 101

REDCAR & CLEVELAND – 101

STOCKTON ON TEES – 101

For more information Click Here for the Community Speedwatch pamphlet.