Want to help stop speeding traffic?
- By AmySummers_LCC on at 2:23pm 24 September 2015
- Posted in: News and blogs, Take action, Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark
- Tagged with: speeding traffic, law enforcement, monitor speeding traffic
- Boroughs: Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark
LCC local groups and individual volunteers can help monitor and control speeding traffic, working with the police on Community Roadwatch.
Follow them on Twitter @CommunityRoadW
The Met and City of London police need people to suggest locations where speeding traffic frightens people from using the roads or causes injury. They also need volunteers who can offer a couple of hours of their time to do the watching.
Local LCC Groups can contact their local Police Safer Transport Team (STT) and also raise the issue of problem speeding in local council and neighbourhood meetings. If you live or work in the City of London contact Alexander Sweet (email firstname.lastname@example.org for his contact details).
The Met Police are virtually the last force in the country to adopt this scheme which has been proven to work in many speed hotspot areas. Motorists who are recorded breaking the limit by 10%+2mph are sent a warning letter. If caught again the warning letter is more specific and if caught three times their details are given to police road patrols for targeted enforcement.
To date the Met Police have only managed to organise cameras in the south east: Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley and Croydon. The City of London Police got their camera last week.
In other boroughs we need to lobby the Safer Transport Teams and get local support to make it happen.