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New scheme to crack down on speeding

Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter and Humberside Police Chief Constable Lee Freeman have agreed to the development of a Community Speed Watch scheme across the force area.

The decision follows a successful pilot earlier this year at a village in North Lincolnshire. Community Speed Watch allows residents, particularly those in rural communities, to become police-trained volunteers monitoring vehicle speeds.

Mr Hunter told Beverley FM: “There has always been a persistent problem with drivers speeding in all our towns and villages but particularly in rural areas. Communities tell me time and again how this inconsiderate behaviour blights their lives and how they want to help the police to reduce it.”

He said those caught speeding would receive a warning letter and if they were caught subsequently they would be targeted by the police.

He continued: “I have always said I want more power passed to communities who want to make a positive difference where they live and Community Speed Watch looks to give residents what they have been asking for. We have received numerous requests for a Speed Watch scheme across the force area so I am delighted

Humberside Police will now be developing our own in the coming weeks.”