DriveSafe scheme launched in Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 15:20 19 January 2017 | UPDATED: 15:20 19 January 2017

Left to right: Lynne Sparks, James Hindley, PCSO Neil Duddy, Sarah Balchin and Joanne King.

Left to right: Lynne Sparks, James Hindley, PCSO Neil Duddy, Sarah Balchin and Joanne King.

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A ‘DriveSafe’ scheme has been launched in Welwyn Hatfield to encourage drivers to be more aware while on the roads.

Deputy mayor Lynne Sparks and PCSO Neil Duddy launched the Community DriveSafe Speed Monitoring Scheme at Brocket Road, Lemsford, on Saturday, January 14.

Lynne said: “Despite the freezing cold weather volunteers joined us, including one resident who is hoping to become lead volunteer for the scheme.”

The idea behind the scheme is to make drivers more aware of their speed on 30mph roads and by recording details of any driver going 35mph or over.

Lynne said: “It’s trickier than it looks to get all the details down. But with a bit of practice, we did take details of quite a few cars exceeding the speed limit with the highest recorded at 47mph, all of whom will be receiving letters from the police.”

A police officer also joined the group and gave a few words of advice to speeding drivers.

If any residents are interested in taking part in this scheme they can contact Lynne by emailing lynne.sparks@gmail.com


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