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Local Southfields councillors Ted Parton and Paul Mercer have launched a new Community Speedwatch (CSW) initiative in the ward. Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. In cases where education is blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences is collated (even across county borders), enforcement and prosecution follow. Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff. The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate in order to:     Reduce death and injury on the roads   Improve the quality of life for local communities   Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit   Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed “Speedwatch activity is not about interfering with neighbours’ behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community”, commented Ted.  
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
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Local Southfields councillors Ted Parton and Paul Mercer have launched a new Community Speedwatch (CSW) initiative in the ward. Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. In cases where education is blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences is collated (even across county borders), enforcement and prosecution follow. Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff. The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate in order to:     Reduce death and injury on the roads   Improve the quality of life for local communities   Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit   Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed “Speedwatch activity is not about interfering with neighbours’ behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community”, commented Ted.