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Council call for residents to catch motorists speeding in the village

Ruddington Parish Council aims to train volunteers to stop drivers speeding through the village.

Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where proactive members of local communities join with the support and supervision of their local police to record details of speeding vehicles using approved detection devices.

Registered keepers of vehicles exceeding the speed limit are contacted – initially with a letter explaining the potential risks and consequences of their dangerous behaviour.

Repeat offenders will receive a visit from local police officers, irrespective of where they live. Focused enforcement and criminal prosecution may follow based on the collated evidence.

The council said:

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‘You can see from the picture below, speeding is a topic that is brought up often.

‘So are you fed up with the speed cars are travelling through and around the village?

‘We need a small team of volunteers (approx 6-12 people) to help make our roads safer.

‘If you think you can help, or have any questions, please email or call on 0115 914 6660

‘After some initial training by the police on what to do and how the equipment works, it is hoped that one Community Speedwatch session could take place each month. Each session is about an hour long and involves a team of three volunteers: so we think roughly six hours or so for each volunteer over a year. That’s a small commitment but could help make a big difference to road safety in our community.

‘Being a volunteer member of Community Speedwatch is an effective and important way for residents to help make our village safer.’

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