Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited a Community Speedwatch team in Lower Penn to see how plans can be created to prevent speeding in dangerous areas.
The national initiative sees members of communities work closely with police officers to monitor the speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Vehicles that are seen exceeding the speed limit are then referred to the police, with the main aim of educating drivers to reduce their speed.
Residents have expressed concern over reports on Springhill Lane, Lower Penn which currently is a major spot for speeding. The 30mph road currently has no speed traps and members of the Community Speedwatch team say that drivers are notoriously speedy around school hours.
Speaking about the visit, Gavin said: “It’s great to see members of the community working together to try and keep people as safe as possible when on the road. It is important that road users need to make sure they’re not only looking after their own welfare whilst driving, but the welfare of other drivers too”.
If you want to join an existing group, or set one up in your area – register online at https://www.communityspeedwatch.org/FRONT-Main.php?m=0