Nearly 200 motorists caught out by the speed gun as volunteers clock drivers every day this week
PUBLISHED: 11:07 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:07 22 November 2016
Almost 200 speeding motorists have been caught out by volunteers armed with speed guns in little more than a month.
The Community Road Watch Scheme, which was launched in October, is a first of its kind operation in the borough.
The Transport for London funded operation aims to clock down on speedsters, while educating people on the dangers of speeding.
Today, volunteers took to the street again with the speed gun clocking drivers close to West Ham’s training ground in Rush Green Road, Rush Green.
Another dozen drivers will soon be receiving letters in the post from the police warning them about their speed after this morning.
Traffic police community support officer Rob Brown said: “The scheme has been a success so far, more than 180 letters have been sent out to motorists.
“We are all over Havering this week and hopefully it will mean more people are educated about the dangers of speeding.
“We have had a great response since we started and have so far recruited 35 volunteers to help us but we are always looking for more.”
Volunteers will be out in Havering every day this week as part of National Road Safety Week with roads in Harold Hill, Collier Row and Gidea Park targeted.
Anyone who wishes to be a volunteer in the future can email firstname.lastname@example.org