Young driver recorded by Westham Speed Watch team

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WESTHAM Community Speed Watch volunteers proved their worth whilst doing speed checks in their village

The volunteers recorded a young male driver exceeding the speed limit in his car.

The man stopped his car after the vehicle’s speed was recorded and approached the team.

He was extremely concerned about getting penalty points on his two-month old licence. The driver promised to observe speed limits in the future.

Bev Garner, co-ordinator for Westham Community Speed Watch, said: “We often have villagers thanking us for trying to slow drivers down through the village but very rarely from the drivers themselves, so it was encouraging that one young lad may now go on to be a safe and considerate driver in the future.”

The Wealden District Commander, Chief Inspector Richard Coates, said: “Community Speed Watch volunteers are extremely important in helping us make Wealdens roads safer.

“The volunteers give up their time for free to ensure that their neighbourhoods are kept safe. It is extremely gratifying to hear that they are making such a positive impact.

“My officers will continue to support these schemes fully and will also be assisting at times in prosecuting speeding motorists when deemed necessary.”

If you would like to set up a community speed watch in your village or town you can email the Wealden community road safety officer, PCSO Iain Tomsett on Iain.tomsett@sussex.pnn.polic.uk for more information.