Neighbours to be given speed guns to catch law-breaking drivers in Carshalton
Speed gun-toting neighbours will be helping police crack down on speeding drivers and other motorists with bad habits.
Neighbours in Carshalton are being encouraged to enlist to help police after they told officers they were concerned about drivers travelling too fast during a series of meetings.
Now police want anyone who is concerned about people who speed, those who talk on the phone while driving and other road-hogs to learn how to use a speed gun and see how their operations work.
Neighbours took part in one such operation earlier this week and were joined by local Councillor Tim Crowley in Grosvenor Avenue and Staplehurst Road.
Drivers who were breaking the 30mph speed limit had their details taken and will be sent letters telling them if they are caught speeding again they will be issued with a speeding ticket. The fine for speeding recently increased for £60 to £100 plus three penalty points.
A man clocks a car's speed in Staplehurst Avenue
Inspector Ian Hicks said: "We want local residents to know that we are taking action to encourage motorists to keep within the speed limit and to come and help us on operations.
"We also want motorists to understand the strength of feeling amongst residents in Carshalton about speeding vehicles.
"By police and residents working together we hope to address residents’ concerns and make the roads safer for everyone."
If you are interested contact Carshalton South and Clockhouse safer neighbourhoods team on 020 8721 2490 or email email@example.com.
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