February 15, 2018 3.34 pm This story is over 43 months old

North Lincolnshire villagers will get radar guns to monitor speedsters

The scheme will start in five villages.

North Lincolnshire Council will give some local communities more powers over speeding vehicles.

Community Speed Watch will see volunteers working with police support to monitor speeds of vehicles using handheld speed detection devices.

The scheme is expected to start in April 2018.

An initial pilot will take place in Belton, North Killingholme, South Killingholme, Thornton Curtis and Ulceby for two weeks in each community during March and April 2018.

Fully trained volunteers will visit approved sites with a handheld speed detection device to record:

  • Speed
  • Registration number
  • Colour of vehicle
  • Make of vehicle

Anyone caught speeding will receive a warning letter from Humberside Police to inform them of their offence and the need to address their behaviour.

Police will maintain a close watch on the recorded data and may take enforcement action if a persistent or extreme offending becomes apparent.

If a community believes it has a problem with speeding, town and parish councils or action groups can report a site of concern to Humberside Police.

If a site is assessed as suitable for Community Speed Watch, they will be contacted by Humberside Police.

Councillor Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Safer, Greener and Cleaner Places, said: “The Community Speed Watch initiative will give local communities more power. It will allow them to take positive action in a controlled environment against speeding drivers.

“The presence of the volunteers will act as a deterrent and aims to encourage road users to exercise more care on the road.”

Marc Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincoln, also announced a similar scheme in late 2017.

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