COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH ENGAGEMENT – MARCH 2023
Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) worked collaboratively with Community Speedwatch (CSW) in Henfield on Friday 17th of March. Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where proactive members of local communities join with the support of their local Police forces and Partnerships to record details of speeding vehicles using approved detection devices. SSRP supports local CSW groups across Sussex, working collaboratively with volunteers to tackle local speeding concerns in our communities. CSW activity is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in their local community.
We encourage all road users to think about their speed and to always travel within the designated speed limit. Inappropriate speed can have a devastating impact on the safety of road users and the wider community. Approximately 1 in 3 Killed and Seriously Injured on Sussex roads is related to inappropriate speeding.
Drivers are reminded that the speed limit is the limit, not a target.
Visit the GOV.UK website for National Speed Limits information.
Community Speedwatch Officer, SPOC for Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Steve O’Connell, who organised and attended the operation, said:
‘Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and Community SpeedWatch carried out speed monitoring in Henfield this morning as part of our commitment to support local groups and speeding issues. The exercise began at 08.00hr, a window where children in the area were on route to school.
The first reported vehicle passed the speed monitor at 49mph in a 30 mph zone while children were walking along the road. The driver, in this case, showed a total lack of disregard for the signed speed limit and the school children – once processed, this driver can expect a letter in the post. Other speeds were 39mph and above, which is unacceptable.
We will be out and about over the coming weeks supporting more CSW groups and Parish Councils, keep your eye out for the Safer Roads Partnership Van.
We can’t be everywhere but we could be somewhere near you.
Check your speed before we do!’