Volunteers sought for Speedwatch scheme

4511011 SSHC wormit speeding 'Louise Lumsden (10) leading the anti-speed campaign with Community Officers, local Councillors and locals at Wormit
4511011 SSHC wormit speeding 'Louise Lumsden (10) leading the anti-speed campaign with Community Officers, local Councillors and locals at Wormit
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SPEEDING motorists in the Tay Bridgehead area are being warned: ‘We’ll be watching you.’

That was the message when the Community Speedwatch scheme was officially launched in the ward.

From next spring, volunteers armed with handheld radar guns will be patrolling speeding hotspots in a bid to catch drivers tempted to break the limit.

Motorists caught speeding by members of the community can expect to receive a letter from Fife Constabulary warning them about their conduct.

NOTORIOUS

The initiative was launched on Kilmany Road in Wormit — a notorious area for speeding, according to concerned locals.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Councillor Maggie Taylor urged people to come forward and volunteer for the scheme, which was successfully trialled in Cupar last year.

She said: “Such a lot of speeding goes on and communities are quite rightly concerned about it, so if they can volunteer to help the police in any way I would be delighted.

SUPPORT

“It depends entirely on community support and I would encourage people to come forward and volunteer at police community engagement meetings.”

The next round of meetings takes place in January, with full details available on the Fife Police website at www.fife.police.uk

It is hoped the Community Speedwatch scheme can be rolled out across other council wards in north east Fife in the near future.

Last year’s trial in Cupar saw average speeds drop at hotspot areas.