Community Speed Watch (CSW) helps local people to address speeding in their communities.
The PCC and Wiltshire Police are committed to improving Road Safety and reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.
The CSW programme empowers communities to play an active role alongside the Community Speed Enforcement Officers and Roads Policing Unit in tackling the problems of speeding in their neighbourhood.
CSW brings local people together to monitor speeding in their communities. As part of the CSW programme, trained volunteers verify and record the registration number of vehicles recorded as breaking the speed limit.
All information recorded is passed to the Police for further action.
CSW volunteers work closely with Community Policing Teams (CPTs) for their area, supported by an assigned Road Safety Officer and Community Speed Enforcement Officer.
Community Speed Watch only takes place where there is an identified speeding issue which has been confirmed by a traffic survey in a 20mph, 30mph or 40mph speed limits.
All volunteers are trained by Wiltshire Policeto monitor traffic speed and must comply with a code of practice.
How to get involved?
Before you can set up a CSW, a traffic survey needs to be undertaken. You may have seen these: they are the two rubber cables across the road. The process for doing this is to raise your concerns regarding speeding with yourlocal area board/Parish Council: