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16 April 2013 – BSARA re-introduces SPEEDWATCH

posted 16 Apr 2013, 08:01 by Andre Hefer   [ updated 18 Apr 2013, 09:52 ]

LATE UPDATE: European Speed Awareness Week. Doing our bit with the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership & TISPOL, the European traffic police network

Monitoring vehicle speed in Beacon Street
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership
BSARA has re-introduced SPEEDWATCH at the instigation of our members and with the support of the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership ( www.staffssaferroads.co.uk ). The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is an umbrella organisation which includes the Police, Highways Agency, County Highways, the Ambulance service etc. We all want safer roads and BSARA’s contribution is to raise driver awareness by conducting SPEEDWATCH monitoring exercises on our patch. We do so in co-operation with our neighbourhood policing team.

The majority of motorists behave responsibly. SPEEDWATCH is aimed at the minority who do not. Reports of speeding vehicles are combined, on a national basis, with other SPEEDWATCH groups as well as police speed traps and automatic cameras. Everybody gets a warning letter and persistent offenders may be visited by the police or may have to attend driver awareness training. Our aim is to change driver behaviour, not to catch people. We put out warning signs, wear high visibility jackets and even advertise our presence, in advance, on Twitter ( @beaconstreetara ). SPEEDWATCH through the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership plays it part in making us realise that Speed Kills!

Staffordshire Safer Roads Logo ©, reproduced with kind permission of Staffordshire Police

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