Speed Watch and road safety

Our Community Speed Watch has proved to be very effective in helping to provide a solution to the speeding problem in the district.

What is Community Speed Watch?

Community Speed Watch is a scheme to help residents address speeding problems in their local area. It aims to increase public awareness of the dangers of speeding, provide help and advice to local people to enable them to make their roads safer and promote and participate in national road safety campaigns.

Why do we need Community Speed Watch?

In 2005, 80 people were killed on the roads in Avon and Somerset, and 616 were injured, many as a result of excessive speeding. With limited resources available, rural areas receive less regular robust Police attention than main trunk roads and motorways, despite the fact that a high proportion of accidents are on country roads.

Community Speed Watch has proved to be very effective in helping to provide a solution to the speeding problem in these areas.

Can I set up a Speed Watch group where I live?

If you're interested in setting up a Speed Watch group where you live, please contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team for further details.

How to join an existing group

To find out how to get involved, please see your Neighbourhood Policing Team