The Fairfield Speed Watch group has been a little quiet over the last month or two, for the best possible reasons. They have been mindful of the frustrations of motorists with the continuing roadworks, and have cancelled recent sessions accordingly.
However, they will be picking up again in the new year. To that end, Chris Bidwell, Amanda Hunt and Nick Reynolds attended the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) offices this month to receive a new Speed Indication Device dedicated for use in Fairfield – part of a £22,000 investment in the initiative across Central Bedfordshire. This will enable the group to carry out more watch sessions in the future, helping to make our community safer.
The data collected by Speed Watch volunteers is passed to the police, who then arrange for the registered keeper of the vehicle to be written to, informing them that their vehicle was detected exceeding the speed limit. The police will take further action for persistent speeders. The volunteer patrols can act as a deterrent to speeding and help to improve the safety of road-users.
The Fairfield Speed Watch group would welcome new volunteers – if you have some time to spare every month and would like to get involved you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.