Targeting drivers who break limits
Volunteers can join speeding crackdown
A joint operation by police and Transport for London (TfL) is being launched in an attempt to crack down on speeding drivers in Hillingdon.
Community Roadwatch sees Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) measuring speeds on the boroughs roads and targeting persistent law-breakers.
The scheme was first launched in Bexley and Croydon in August last year and all 33 London boroughs are expected to take part by the end of the year.
TfL’s director of enforcement and on-street operations, Steve Burton, said: “Research has shown that speed is often a contributing factor in road collisions and Community Roadwatch forms a key part of our commitment to halve the number of people killed and seriously injured on London’s roads by 2020.”
A man was caught committing an indecent act on an Uxbridge motorway earlier in June in a separate joint operation.
The project is fully funded by TfL and sees PCSOs issue warning letters to residents breaking the speed limit.
Drivers caught above the speed limit will be added to intelligence systems and could lead to a home visit or a targeted stop by police.
Since the scheme started 4,177 vehicles have been caught speeding across London and 3,632 letters have been sent.
Inspector David Monk, from the Metropolitan Police Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “Improving the safety of all road users by reducing speeding drivers on the roads of Hillingdon is extremely important to us.
“We are keen to build on our existing relationship with TfL and our policing partners through Community Roadwatch and work with them to find a solution that suits our local area to reduce the number of speeding drivers on our roads.”
The community are being welcomed to take part in Roadwatch and can suggest areas where there are concerns over speeding.
To get involved or contact TfL about the scheme click here.
n TAKING ACTION: Volunteers and PCSOs are working to reduce speeding on Hillingdon’s roads