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Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner invites residents to form 20mph speed limit monitoring groups

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Hertfordshire's police and crime commissioner David Lloyd is calling for volunteer speed monitors to come forward.

Residents of streets where a 20mph speed limit applies can form a DriveSafe group with neighbours to encourage motorists to slow down.

As with the existing 30mph scheme, volunteers will receive speed indicator devices to carry out roadside monitoring. They will be supported by officers on-site and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) will send out advisory letters to drivers.

Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd (54249585)
Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd (54249585)

To monitor the effectiveness of the 20mph scheme, a pilot is now open for five trial sites across the county. Those interested in taking part are invited to apply to the OPCC.

All applicants must have the backing of 10 other residents, including at least four prepared to volunteer at the roadside. The groups must operate for 12 sessions, starting in spring and ending in autumn 2022. Average speed and compliance data will be captured at each site before and after the roadside monitoring sessions to evaluate the impact of the pilots.

To find out more see hertscommissioner.org/community-drivesafe-scheme-hertfordshire by February 28.

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