Community Speed Watch

Community Speed Watch

The council is recruiting a number of volunteers to take part in a Community Speed Watch exercise. The volunteers will receive training in how to operate the radar, logging the offenders, agreeing speed locations with the police etc. as per the outline details below;

Fully trained community volunteers will visit pre-approved sites with a radar to record the speed and registration number of offending vehicles. They will use the approved equipment to capture:

  • Speed
  • Registration number
  • Colour of car
  • Make of car

The presence of the team and the equipment acts as a deterrent and will encourage road users to take more care in this area.

Anyone recorded to be speeding  (that is doing 24mph or more in a 20mph zone, 35mph or more in a 30mph zone or a 46mph or more in a 40 mph zone) will receive a letter from North Yorkshire Police to inform them of their offence and the need to address their driving behaviour.

North Yorkshire Police will also be keeping a close watch on the recorded data, and may take enforcement measures if a persistent or extreme offender is identified.

If you would like to volunteer to take part in the Speed Watch exercise please let Kath Ashby know by email on or by phone on 01756 668209 during office hours.