Speedwatch will soon issue fines rather than letter

Speedwatch volunteers may soon issue fines

SPEEDING drivers who are dismissive of Speedwatch volunteers might like to pay a little more attention in future.

Dorset Police will be rolling out a dedicated officer who will move around to work with the county’s 600 Speedwatch helpers. That means it’s likely to result in more drivers getting a fine rather than a warning letter.

Chief Constable James Vaughan revealed the move when talking about his plans for the year ahead at Thursday’s county police and crime panel.

He said volunteers put in some 16,000 hours each year.

“There is a growing sense that they are a toothless tiger – but we will put some sting into that tail,” he said.

“We want to get a full time professional operator so people won’t know whether they will be getting a letter or a fine.”


From Bournemouth Echo 14th February 2019

Broadstone Speed Watch Statistics for 2018

This table shows totals since the beginning of recording on 1st January to 31st December 2018.

Location Total sessions Total Vehicles counted Total vehicles speeding
All roads (1st January to 31st December 2018) 104 32231 573
Dunyeats Road 3 1217 2
Higher Blandford Road 27 12,634 169
Lower Blandford Road 1 550 0
Springdale Road 16 4975 90
West Way 3 1012 2
Pinesprings Drive 39 9900 277
Roman Road 5 725 17
Lancaster Drive 5 564 8
Clarendon Road 2 361 6
The Broadway 3 1012 2

2018 is Safest Year Ever On Dorset Roads

Since 2012, the number of people killed and seriously injured on Dorset’s roads has shown a sustained fall.

In 2012 it was 355, in 2018 with figures to be confirmed, it was 239, a reduction of slightly more than 32.

Slight or minor collisions have showed a similar reduction of a little over 30%.

An average of 378 people were killed or seriously injured on Dorset’s roads in the preceding 13 years (1999 – 2011), again showing a steady reduction to the present.

Chief Constable James Vaughan, Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill and Head of Roads Policing Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk have put the positive change down to active and intelligence led roads policing, investment of funds and resources and close partnership working.

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Broadstone Community Speed Watch Statistics – December 2018

Statistics for Broadstone Community Speed Watch during December 2018.

All the roads in the table below are authorised by Dorset Police for carrying out speed watches.

Location in Broadstone Total sessions Total Vehicles counted Total vehicles speeding
All roads (1st to 31st December 2018) 1 646 0
Higher Blandford Road 1 646 0

Broadstone Community Speed Watch Statistics – November 2018

Statistics for Broadstone Community Speed Watch during November 2018.

All the roads in the table below are authorised by Dorset Police for carrying out speed watches. Those roads with no data had no speed watches during the month.

 

Location in Broadstone Total sessions Total Vehicles counted Total vehicles speeding
All roads (1st to 30th November 2018) 8 2778 30
Higher Blandford Road 3 1994 0
Pinesprings Drive 5 784 30

Broadstone Community Speed Watch Statistics – October 2018

Statistics for Broadstone Community Speed Watch during October 2018.

All the roads in the table below are authorised by Dorset Police for carrying out speed watches. Those roads with no data are not shown for this month.

Location in Broadstone Total sessions Total Vehicles counted Total vehicles speeding
All roads (1st to 31st October 2018) 11 3996 46
Dunyeats Road 1 440 0
Higher Blandford Road 2 1409 21
Springdale Road 2 743 2
Pinesprings Drive 4 1277 19
Roman Road 1 63 3
Lancaster Drive 1 64 1

 

Broadstone Community Speed Watch Statistics – September 2018

Statistics for Broadstone Community Speed Watch during September 2018.

All the roads in the table below are authorised by Dorset Police for carrying out speed watches. Those roads with no data had no speed watches during the month.

Location in Broadstone Total sessions Total Vehicles counted Total vehicles speeding
All roads (1st to 30th September 2018) 12 4236 47
Higher Blandford Road 2 1156 8
Springdale Road 2 1231 12
West Way 1 195 2
Pinesprings Drive 4 1093 19
Roman Road 1 232 3
Lancaster Drive 1 168 3
Clarendon Road 1 195 2

 

Broadstone Community Speed Watch Statistics – August 2018

Statistics for Broadstone Community Speed Watch during August 2018.

All the roads in the table below are authorised by Dorset Police for carrying out speed watches. Those roads with no data had no speed watches during the month.

Location in Broadstone Total sessions Total Vehicles counted Total vehicles speeding
All roads (1st to 31st August 2018) 13 3318 95
Dunyeats Road 1 422 1
Higher Blandford Road 3 1223 24
Springdale Road 3 632 25
Pinesprings Drive 3 592 40
Lancaster Drive 1 72 1
Clarendon Road 1 166 4

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to one and all from Broadstone Community Speed Watch!

January is a month when we reflect on times past, seek new adventures and/or challenges, struggle to stick to New Year’s resolutions, avoid the bathroom scales etc, but the New Year also brings new opportunities. This is most definitely the case with Community Speed Watch.

In 2018, and for the second year in succession, BCSW completed more than 100 CSW operations, monitoring over 30,000 vehicle movements across our local roads. This is no mean feat when you consider that for much of the year we only drew from a pool of 10 volunteers. To continue to operate like this and unless we recruit new volunteers, we will risk losing the existing goodwill that enables us to operate.

Continue reading “Happy New Year!”