Community Speed Watch is an educational scheme to help people reduce speeding traffic though their community. The scheme enables volunteers to work within their community to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.

Community Speed Watch incorporates poster campaigns and a pledge system linked to direct action using speed detection equipment all under the supervision of the County Council. The use of the radar devices will not lead to prosecution – drivers will get a letter from the police instead – but will help to underline the community’s commitment to reducing speed.

Get Involved

If you are interested in starting a scheme in your area, simply follow the 6 steps outlined on this page.
Please note that schemes can only operate in 30 or 40 mph speed limits.

How It Works

When a scheme is active in an area, it follows a simple process from start to finish as shown in the flow diagram.


This page contains a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions regarding the Community Speed Watch scheme. If you have any further questions not answered here, please contact the scheme co-ordinator.