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Cambridgeshire Constabulary St. Ives & District Neighbourhood Policing Team

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!! STOP PRESS !!

St Ives Speed Check Services Available From BST 2015

In 2013, these signs (below) were approved by the Police and CCC
for attaching under limit signs (and intermediate locations) where an active Speedwatch team operates at least once a month
during BST (between April and October)

Up until Sep 14, with these signs in place, Teams operating within 1k of them did not need additional signage because the line-of-sight displays they use have a large-font
SPEEDWATCH
under the speed being displayed so drivers do not have to avert their eyes from their natural line of sight to determine the identity of the observing Team that also was not purposely distractingly obvious by being kerbside in its hi-vis clothing.

! The purpose of Speedwatch is to Educate by effective means so traffic observes the limit when they are NOT there as well as when they are!


The 'Design' of the sign above is protected by Registered Copyright

CAN YOU SEE THE MOTORBIKE? (CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE IT)

The Design of the yellow sticker is protected by Copyright

Jonathan Djanogly MP for Huntingdon Supports Speedwatch and Visited the Team on 23rd Oct 09

Cambridgeshire Police Speed Survey Results
(These are NOT Speedwatch results)

April 2010 Speedwatch Results - Reported by the St Ives News and Crier
1x Member of the Public Response | Speedwatch Response to This

!! STOP PRESS - SPEEDWATCH WITH TEETH - ONE YEAR ON IN 2010!!

SPEEDWATCH IS NOT ALWAYS WHAT IT SEEMS

Earith High Street
where in one session on 10 July 0600-0700 75 vehicles were speeding,
17 of those were at 45 MPH or more and 7 were at 50 MPH or more and 1 at 59 mph
Thus, a week later, the call was answered for Enforcement and 6 speeders were stopped by the Police

Aug 12 - Wood Lane Ramsey
15 Speeders caught with 1 at 51 mph in a 30 because they ignored or worse still did not see the speedwatch sign further down the road. Would they have seen 'that child'?


Aligning the offset Radar Detector Head with our 'Barns Wallace' Invention - The Secret of Timely Calls


This is NOT an official logo on our t-shirts which represents
SPEED on WHEELS
Courtesy of VistaPrint

MOBILE SIGNS


AND THE NEW FIXED SIGN BELOW


The design of the above sign is protected by Copyright

(Please note - the Speedwatch Team DOES NOT track down vehicle owners and send them letters - ONLY the Police do that)

NORTH WEST CAMBS SPEED WATCH*
MINDS THAT CHILD

IT'S

FOR A REASON

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SPEEDING VEHICLES IN A 30 or 40 MPH ZONE IN THE AREA
PLEASE REPORT IT TO YOUR TOWN/PARISH CLERK
OR TO THE POLICE ON 101

or

EMAIL DETAILS VIA HUNTS-TRADERS
(STREET NAME, DAY/TIME WHEN SPEEDING OCCURS, DIRECTION OF SPEEDING, POSTCODE)

AND YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE RELEVANT SPEEDWATCH TEAM COORDINATOR

Why not join as an Associate
and make a difference in your individual area where you spot where we need to be, and at what time,
and we come along with our speed check equipment for 30 mins or an hour or so and do the biz with or without your help/presence.
As an Associate, you don't have to join the active Team as such -
you just help spot locations for us in your own area and you remain anonymous.

ST IVES & DISTRICT REGULAR 30 MPH SPEEDWATCH CHECK POINTS ARE:

St Ives
Low Road (Nr Houses Inbound),(TheOne that Got Away from us but not from Himself)
How can Mothers with Pushchairs and Children cross this road when they drive like this? - The Movie - 28 Jan 10
Ramsey Road (Upper:Down Hill & Uphill & Lower: Nr School),
St Audrey's Lane (Nr Russet Close & Pig Lane & Nursery Gardens),
Needingworth Road (Nr Shop Inbound; Outbound; Further Outbound and More Inbound & More Outbound)
Wheatfield School
;
Burstellars (Broom Close)


Bluntisham
(Wood End ; St Helens Primary School),


Hilton
(Approach, Graveley Way & Potton Road Upper , Potton Road Lower , Outside Nursery),
Potton Road/Church End Junction + Proof of 49 MPH!! , The Paddocks + (The Reason For It)
Even the snow does not put us off
Near Shop IB
(Why are we there?)
An Astounding, Irresponsible, Anti-Social, Daft 53 mph in a 30 - Watch the movie - 30 Jan 10
and 55 MPH on 6 Feb 10


Fenstanton Village
(#1 & #2 - At the request of a villager))


Kings Ripton
(Down hill / Up hill)

(Bus Shelter + Wet Weather Alternative)


Abbots Ripton
(Downhill + Uphill)


Wyton
Near School Assembly Point / Houghton (Near Pub)

Earith
(Inbound; Outbound1; Outbound2; Centre)


A Speedwatch Team Coming Soon to:

(Awaiting location info from someone)- Email Pse

also in St Ives, now checked at

London Road (Outbound) - London Road (Inbound)
Hillrise (Park Entrance)
Marley Road (Norfolk Road & Burleigh Road Junctions)

 

!! YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED !!


(Please note - the Speedwatch Team DOES NOT track down vehicle owners and send them letters - ONLY the Police do that)

Because fines, points on licences and prosecutions do NOT result from Speedwatch activities, our obvious roadside signs, unlike camera signs, are not there just to WARN you to slow down; they are also there to let you know who has just recorded your vehicle registration number if you lit up our high-tech radar detector - that can detect receding traffic speeds as well as approaching speeds - so that you can
Take up any compaint/issue with
The Speedwatch Officer, St Ives Police Station (101)
when you receive your 'Advisement' letter from the Police
St. Ives & District Neighbourhood Policing Team
and NOT take it up with the operators or obstruct them in their duties
Not like this please
and please be advised that using abusive or threatening language in a public place that is intended to cause harassment, alarm or distress is an offence under Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 - and all such instances will be reported - and if merely charged, the person will have their fingerprints and DNA taken and recorded

Volunteer -We Need Spotters, Validators and Occasional Helpers - Volunteer
ie Associates who can validate a reported claim of 'speeders' - in their area or outside their area - by recording
Total number of vehicles passing a point with an estimate of the % that they think are in excess of 35 MPH
Then, if the total vehicles in 30 mins is greater than 50 and the % in excess is greater than 4% , we will 'target' that location
(We do not condone even 4% but we currently have areas that exceed 30% to which we need to devote our meagre resources first)

Also, if you don't want to join the main Team but would be willing to give up an hour now and again any time of daylight day (we even are out at weekends) then that help would be gratefully received and we would arrange sessions to suit you. Naturally, you would still need to be properly trained and authorised by the police before you can be actively involved in any Speedwatch activity..

Volunteer - Every Little Helps - Volunteer

The purpose of Speedwatch is to:

INFORM & EDUCATE

In pursuance of that social objective we:

Check the speed of vehicles in our 30 & 40 MPH zones in our areas

Report excessive speed to the Police
(who then find the owners & send letters or pay obvious visits or place Enforcement Officers at 'high hit rate' locations)
(Please note - the Speedwatch Team DOES NOT track down vehicle owners and send them letters- ONLY the Police do that)

Provide a service to the Local Community

that just might

SAVE THAT CHILD

and just might help to

PREVENT THAT NUISANCE

or just might

Allow THAT neighbour to exit safely from a side road

IF YOU CAN - PLEASE
JOIN US

(As a fully Police-endorsed Team member)
or
HELP US
(As an Associate - Spotter or Validator)

ALL IT COSTS IS A LITTLE OF YOUR TIME

EMAIL US Via Hunts-Traders for further details



The design of the above sign is protected by Copyright

(Please note - the Speedwatch Team DOES NOT track down vehicle owners and send them letters - The Police do that)

This information is provided by the St Ives Speedwatch Team who can be contacted via email through Hunts-Traders

Despite every effort for accuracy, Information on this site in no way reflects official policing policy or opinion

Our thanks to Hunts-Traders for providing Speedwatch with this public portal

For other Vehicular Road Safety Issues try Cambs-Roadwatch.uk