We are hoping that, probably by the end of August, we will have enough volunteers to embark on the initial training which will be provided by Hampshire & Isle of Wight police. If you feel you can support GRABA by giving up a few hours now and then to measure and record traffic speed through Godshill, please contact Shona (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more and/or offer your support.
Speedwatch has ‘come of age’ in recent years and is now an integral part, the first step, in tackling unlawful speeding on our roads. Speedwatch collects data which is then fed into a nationwide database. This database can then be used to help identify critical speeding locations and also to enable police to target only those drivers who see themselves to be above the law and so a danger to themselves and innocent members of the public.
Community Speedwatch UK was set up in 2012 and now has a significant online presence through its website – (CSW Online) – https://www.communityspeedwatch.org/ and Twitter which it uses for daily communication. In fact, Twitter appears to be the social media platform of choice when it comes to Speedwatch organsiations and road traffic policing. GRABA now has a Twitter account – @grabaiow – please follow.