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Community Speedwatch in Stanley


PCC Ron Hogg attends Community Speedwatch in Stanley

Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner joined PCSO’s and local residents on Friday morning near to the Badgers Wood Estate in Stanley to observe community speedwatch.

The Community Speedwatch project involves partnership work between the police, local councils, parish councils and local residents to identify local speeding hotspots. The speedwatch sessions are carried out to measure and address the problem.

Mr Hogg said:

“I consulted with members of the public when I developed my Police and Crime Plan and one of the top policing priorities voted for by County Durham and Darlington residents was road safety related issues.

Community Speedwatch is a great way for local residents to be actively involved in addressing concerns about vehicle speeds in their area. It’s about education rather than enforcement and helps to make drivers realise the error of their ways when they ignore a speed restriction.

Speeding contributes to road traffic collisions and affects the lives and well-being of people in local communities. I fully welcome projects like Community Speedwatch, where areas with speeding problems can be monitored and further police action can be taken if necessary”

Posted on Friday 7th February 2014
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