A resident wrote to us about speeding...
"Can I mention about the speed of drivers going through the village. The side we live on has no kerbs so as you can imagine it's quite scary standing by the roadside waiting to cross. I think there should be more painted 30 signs actually
on the road as there are going through and towards Taunton. To be honest I think that average speed cameras need to be in place. From what I have witnessed as I am home all the time, the biggest culprits are large truck drivers and tractors. I would be happy
to help in anyway gathering evidence if I thought it could help in some way. Buying a house on the road wasn't one of our better ideas."
A Community Speedwatch team has been operating in our village for around 16 years. It provides a valuable service to our community encouraging motorists passing through to keep to the legal speed limit of 30/40 mph or less.
There have been a number of incidents and "near misses" in recent months, which can be particularly hazardous for pedestrians and children. Since the group was set up, the average number of passing vehicles "speeding" has been reduced from about 10% to under 2%.
To promote continued safety on our local roads, Community Speedwatch is seeking additional volunteers. You would receive police training and help organise sessions, usually in teams of three people, to observe and record speeding vehicles. When time permits there is a uniformed police presence during sessions, which is a helpful support.
Why not consider joining the Curry Rivel Community Speedwatch team? Even if you can only spare one or two hours per month, it really boosts our effectiveness in helping to keep our roads safer for everyone.
Interested? Then please call Robert Crowley, Community Speedwatch Co-ordinator, on 01458 259434 or email: email@example.com
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