January 25, 2011
SPEEDING motorists will soon be facing the short arm of the law as primary school pupils prepare to sign up for their own handheld speed cameras.
The Community Road Watch scheme, which is designed to put the skids on inconsiderate drivers in speeding hot-spots around the town, is being rolled out by Humberside Police next month and residents ranging from children to pensioners will be asked to take part to help clock repeat offenders in their neighbourhood.
One of the first roads to enter into the community camera initiative will be Grimsby’s Broadway, which is home to two primary schools and a children’s centre and has been described as a “rat run” by residents following a number of dangerous crashes in recent years.
Problems with speeding and parking were addressed during a packed neighbourhood forum meeting, where it was revealed that members of the community will be given the chance to record driving data outside their houses.