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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Community Speed Watch Continues To Expand Reply with quote

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In what appears to be a growing trend, the citizens of another UK town are taking to the streets with a hand-held speed camera - this time it's the turn of Farnworth, a subdistrict of Bolton.

Local councillor Jean Gillies says she has no shortage of volunteers following her application to Bolton Council to fund the device and associated training.

She commented: "We all have hot-spots in our areas where things are bad. I have got plenty of volunteers to do it. We've ordered a speed gun and they'll be trained to use it in these areas."

As the cameras are not of the correct legal specification, this "educational" project will only issue warnings to speeding drivers - no-one will be ticketed.

The scheme hopes to highlight problem areas and repeat offenders will be contacted by the police.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of these schemes die a natural death as did my local ones. Very keen group start off but soon find it is a boring situation pinging cars with obsolete equipment and with little follow up to reports they make.

A group cannot take action but submits reports to the police who send out a warning to drivers if thought justified. My local group was submitting 40 or more reports after every session and the police decided to abandon support owing lack of officers available. The group broke up shortly after.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

b33jay wrote:
Most of these schemes die a natural death as did my local ones. Very keen group start off but soon find it is a boring situation pinging cars with obsolete equipment and with little follow up to reports they make.

A group cannot take action but submits reports to the police who send out a warning to drivers if thought justified. My local group was submitting 40 or more reports after every session and the police decided to abandon support owing lack of officers available. The group broke up shortly after.

An interesting insight, thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

b33jay wrote:
Most of these schemes die a natural death


Also they are usually manned by coffin dodgers, so they would die in more ways than one. Shocked
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Did you say dodgers or doggers? Very Happy
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