The Hub is here to work with parishes and other organisations to find their own solutions to reduce the speed of vehicles on local roads. For further information please read the Community Approaches to Road Safety (CARS) Toolkit PDF.
Request for speed enforcement by the police
The police undertake speed enforcement in order to:
- Reduce death and injury on the roads
- Improve the quality of life for local communities
- Ensure drivers adhere to speed limits
- Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed
Requests for enforcement should be made through your local, town or parish councillor who will already have established links with the local policing team.
Request for the speed limit to be changed
Speed limits should be evidence-led and self-explanatory and seek to reinforce peoples’ assessment of what is a safe speed to travel. They should encourage self-compliance. Speed limits should be seen by drivers as the maximum rather than a target speed. In order to make a limit enforceable a legal order is required. Speed limits are set using guidance set out by the Department of Transport in the document Setting Local Speed Limits.
If you consider a speed limit is inappropriate, in the first instance please contact your local councillor, parish or town council who is in regular contact with the highways authority.
Request for Community Speed Watch training
Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. To find out more information visit the Community Speed Watch training and information page.
Travelling beneath the posted speed limit but too fast for the circumstances or road condition is an example of unsafe driving. The Hub can advise how to put into practice suggestions set out in the Community Approaches to Road Safety (CARS) Toolkit. Contact the community hub to find out how they can advise how to reduce speeding.
Request for traffic calming
Traffic calming uses physical design and other measures to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. It aims to encourage safer, more responsible driving and potentially reduce traffic. Not all roads are suitable for traffic calming. In the first instance please contact your local councillor, parish or town council who is in regular contact with the highways authority.