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Staffordshire Community Speed Watch

Published 24 April 2019

Michelle Shaker of CSW reports that there are now 69 active speedwatch teams in
Staffordshire, comprising of 327 volunteers. If you would like to be involved, please contact
Allan Howard. Speeders are first sent a warning letter, then a second, and on a third offence
receive a visit from a Special Constable. The stats below show how the number of letters
and home visits has grown over the last three years:

Full Year 1 st Qtr 2 nd Qtr
2016 2017 2018 2018 2019
Number of 1 st Warning Letters 3317 5270 8191 921 1995
Number of 2 nd Warning Letters 119 189 482 30 135
Number of Home Visits 5 13 54 3 17
The aim of Speedwatch is to stop speeding rather than to catch offenders, and the very sight of hi-vis
jacketed volunteers does make motorists more aware of their speed through built up areas.
The Kings Bromley group is also sending photos of HGVs violating the weight restricted turns on the
A515 to the police through CSW. If you catch any offenders on your phone cameras please send the
photos to Allan Howard at alan.how8@btinternet.com .