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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Speed Watch scheme to be restarted in north Cumbrian town

A campaign encouraging drivers to slow down is back up to speed.

David Moorat photo
David Moorat

Brampton Speed Watch volunteers are back on the road side after being hit by problems with their speed gun as well as a lack of volunteers for parts of the year.

Chairman of Brampton parish council, David Moorat, is now doing his bit to deter speeding driving coming through the town.

He said: “I think I ought to set an example.

“We’ve had several complaints about speed, particularly on the main road.

“It certainly is a deterrent.

“You don’t think about safety but 30mph is quite enough. Only good can come of it,” he added.

The speed watch scheme operates on a three-strike basis, where two warning letters will be sent to the driver before their details are passed on to the police road safety unit.

Councillor John Hodgson is co-ordinating the scheme.

He said people are more aware of it now, as there are Speed Watch signs in place alerting motorists as they come into the town.

He said: “People are grateful and they notice the traffic slowing down.”

The team will be out monitoring speeds twice a week.

They wear high-visibility jackets and display a ‘speed watch area’ sign to alert motorists.

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