Broadstone Community Speed Watch – January 2020

‘Making Broadstone a safer place to live’

Happy New Year!

Possible New Year’s resolutions:-

  • Take more exercise
  • Be a better person
  • Help others
  • Join Broadstone community Speed Watch

Well this is how it might be in an ideal world, or maybe not? But joining Community Speed Watch could be a way to achieving all four? If you can spare an hour or two a month why not give it a try.

If you are interested just contact me on www.broadstonecsw.uk/contact-us, contact your NPT (Neighbourhood Policing Team) or contact Dorset police and ask for details as to how you might join you nearest CSW team.

If you would like to ’try before you buy’ let me know and you can come to one of our roadside operations as an observer.

Broadstone Community Speed Watch is one of the best in the County and highly regarded by Dorset Police, and you will be joining a dedicated and professional team.

That said we have a new year ahead of us, and BCSW will be operating as usual in the months ahead. If you are a driver, motorcyclist or cyclist then this is the time of the year when you are most vulnerable. Do make sure that you and your vehicle of choice is fit for the road.

Check lights, tyres, indicators, windscreen wipers and make sure you can see and be seen.

On a cold and frosty morning it is important that vehicle drivers clear frost/ice/snow from windscreens and side/rear windows before setting off on their journey.

With reduced light levels it is important that headlights, sidelights and indicators are all working correctly.

With slippery road surfaces it is important to ensure that tyre tread depth is legal, and that tyre pressures are correct.

Do remember that speed is a key factor in up to a third of all road accidents/collisions. Be prepared to tailor your speed to the prevailing conditions.

Broadstone Community Speed Watch volunteers regularly observe vehicles with screens not cleared, defective lights, inappropriate speeding, and worst of all ‘tailgating’.

Remember – Think safe, Be safe!

BCSW

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