PCC Ron Hogg attends Community Speedwatch events
Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner has joined PCSO’s and local residents at Community Speedwatch events at Embleton Drive in Chester le Street and Rose Terrace in Stanhope this week.
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 will be organising speedwatch events over the coming months in hotspot areas across County Durham and Darlington.
Mr Hogg said:
“One of the top policing priorities voted for by County Durham and Darlington residents was road safety related issues and 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 14th February 2014