Ian Connolly, Community Speed Watch Coordinator for the partnership said: “We’re very pleased with the results so far from the pilot scheme in Crowle. The local volunteers there have already carried out a number of speed monitoring sessions and warning letters have been sent out to motorists who were exceeding the speed limit."
“The aim of the scheme is not to catch as many speeding drivers as possible, but to encourage them to drive within the speed limit.
Feedback from group members suggests that motorists visibly slow down when they see the volunteers by the roadside in high-visibility jackets, which is a positive effect in itself."Funny. The police often fine people who perform the same ‘warning’ function.
Perhaps the hi-vis jacket makes all the difference?