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Community Speedwatch.....

     Our Community working together to reduce speeding.

There is a group of 8 residents who have been trained to operate a Speed Indication Device operating on the town's residential roads, focusing where there are families with young children and which have been identified as having a specific problem with speeding motorists.

Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds and encourage them to drive safely.
        Speed Watch activity never directly gives rise to prosecutions or penalties for any road users. Letters of advice are sent to registered owners of vehicles detected speeding. Repeat offenders might expect to have their letters hand-delivered by a uniformed officer.

Supported by Kent Police and the Community Safety Unit of Dartford Borough Council, more volunteers are required to give up just 1-2 hours of their time each month to support this Speedwatch project. If you have a particular problem road and want to do something about it, please contact Councillor
Peter Harris or the Community Support Unit at Dartford Council on 01322 343434

As Speed Watch schemes are education-based they help community volunteers to reduce excessive vehicle speeds on their local roads without penalising the drivers.

Click to visit Kent Police’s Speedwatch page

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