Speeding motorists to be targeted in Raunds

Volunteers will be out in Raunds during the next six weeks
Volunteers will be out in Raunds during the next six weeks

Volunteers are gearing up to target drivers who break the speed limit on roads in and around Raunds.

After residents said speeding was an issue in the town, Raunds Town Council appealed for volunteers to take part in a speedwatch scheme and 12 people came forward.

Now their training is complete, they will be targeting various locations identified as speeding hotspots around the town in the coming weeks.

A spokesman for Raunds Town Council said: “We have 12 volunteers who have all been trained in the use of the camera, safety and procedures regarding the information to be collected.

“We are using the camera at six locations within Raunds, the locations have all been flagged by the community as hotspots and they have all been assessed by the police as being suitable.”

The volunteers are taking part in the Community Speedwatch scheme, a national initiative where members of local communities team up with the support of the police and monitor the speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.

Any vehicles breaking the speed limit will be referred to the police with the aim of educating drivers and getting them to slow down.

Where there is evidence of repeat or excessive offences, the information is collated and can lead to enforcement and prosecution.

All volunteers taking part in the speeding campaign in Raunds have had training and are being supported by the neighbourhood policing team.

They will be out and about in locations across the town over the next six weeks.