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Waveney's first speedwatch scheme launched

PUBLISHED: 17:31 18 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:23 06 July 2010

Hayley Mace

Volunteers from small villages north of Lowestoft have joined forces to reduce the speed of motorists driving along the area's rural roads.

Waveney's first community speed watch scheme was launched today and the volunteers are already trained and ready to start recording the speeds of motorists around the parishes of Blundeston, Flixton, Corton, Lound, Oulton and Somerleyton.

Volunteers from small villages north of Lowestoft have joined forces to reduce the speed of motorists driving along the area's rural roads.

Waveney's first community speed watch scheme was launched today and the volunteers are already trained and ready to start recording the speeds of motorists around the parishes of Blundeston, Flixton, Corton, Lound, Oulton and Somerleyton.

Armed with high visibility jackets, speed watch signs and a hand-held radar gun, the villagers monitor the speeds of passing motorists and record the details of speeding cars.

The information is then passed on to the police so that letters can be sent to the drivers. If more than two letters are sent, police officers can visit the drivers to speak to them about speed awareness.

For more, see tomorrow's paper.

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