Chance to put the brake on speeding motorists

VOLUNTEERS who are passionate about reducing speeding in their town or village are being asked to try new technology.

Throughout January road safety teams in Bucks will be training communities in how to use special speed detection devices – which allow police to send warning letters to those the equipment has caught breaking the limit.

It is part of a month of planned activities between police and councils aimed at reducing speeding.

Officers will be stepping up efforts on the roads to catch speeding drivers.

Councils will be displaying posters in places like shopping centres urging drivers to slow down.

Peter Hardy, Bucks County Council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “We are committed to reducing the number of people injured and killed on our roads, and targeting those drivers who continue to drive at excess speed. The road safety team, with their partners, will work together through education and enforcement.”