Following approval from Thames Valley Police to restart the Community Speedwatch, volunteers have been back out with the speed monitoring equipment In Haddenham during recent weeks.
Sadly, many vehicles were captured around the village exceeding the 30mph speed limit, with speeds as high as 57mph recorded!
The following data was collected:
- 1st June, 15:25 - 16:45
25 vehicles exceeding 35mph. Highest recorded speed: 55mph.
- 5th July 2021, 15:35 – 16:50:
58 vehicles exceeding 35mph. Highest recorded speed: 57mph.
What is Community Speedwatch?
Community Speedwatch is a Thames Valley Police scheme run in conjunction with local communities, where volunteers are trained to use a detection device to monitor the speeds of vehicles travelling through their local area.
The registration numbers of vehicles exceeding the speed limit are stored by Thames Valley Police on a database and a warning letter is issued to the registered vehicle owner. Should the vehicle be identified speeding again, a further letter will be sent to the owner informing them that the information has been passed to Roads Policing (RP) for possible further action.
Haddenham shares speed monitoring equipment that was purchased by Bucks County Council with other local villages. We have several approved sites located at speeding hot spots around the village.
We would like to thank the volunteers for all their hard work in trying to make our local roads safer for everyone! Anyone interested in volunteering with speed monitoring should contact the Parish Office