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
How to join an existing group
To find out how to get involved, please see your Neighbourhood