Worried about speeding through your village, street or neighbourhood? Now you can get actively involved by volunteering to run a Community DriveSafe scheme.
In response to your concerns about speeding in your communities, I have launched Community DriveSafe. By engaging local communities, the object of this campaign is to educate drivers and make local roads safer, using roadside speed monitoring and promoting awareness.
DriveSafe works differently from previous neighbourhood speed initiatives – communities will be empowered to ensure the safety of their local area by coming together and being given the means to take action themselves.
Volunteers are given speed display equipment and stand at the roadside monitoring passing vehicles.
Speeding motorists are sent an advisory letter and those who speed frequently could receive a visit from a police officer.
How to apply
To initiate a new DriveSafe group, please complete and return the petition form.
You will need at least 10 names of which preferably five would be willing to volunteer.
You must give exact details of where you would like to to be active, stating, for example, 'outside number 10' rather than naming the entire road.
Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Harpenden Police Station 13 Vaughan Road Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 4GZ
Having sent your petition, the Police and Crime Commissioner's office will liaise with the constabulary to have a Traffic Management Officer check your site and to have your lead volunteers vetted.
This entire process could take up to three months.All schemes will then be provided with training and equipment to undertake roadside speed monitoring, as well being introduced to your Volunteer Advisor.
A 20 mph Community DriveSafe pilot is currently underway, thank you to the groups who are taking part. For further information relating to the pilot project contact [email protected].