Volunteers wanted! Help make Welwyn Hatfield’s roads safer
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Hertfordshire Constabulary is looking for volunteers to join Welwyn Hatfield’s DriveSafe scheme which gives residents the opportunity to help their community by tackling speeding.
The community DriveSafe scheme was launched by David Lloyd, Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, in 2013. The scheme sees volunteers given speed indicator devices and they go out in groups to record vehicle speeds and registrations.
The results are passed onto the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and any speeding motorists are then sent an advisory letter. Those who speed frequently could receive a visit from a police officer.
Full training is provided and successful applicants will go through a vetting process.
PC Darren Turner, from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are committed to ensuring Welwyn Hatfield’s roads are safe from speeding drivers and this is a fantastic opportunity for anybody looking to give back to the community.
“It’s a chance to make a real difference so if you are passionate about road safety or are looking for meaningful voluntary work, we’d love to hear from you. If you would like to volunteer, please email me, with your name, date of birth and address.”
David Lloyd said: “DriveSafe empowers communities to ensure the safety of their local area by coming together and being given the means to take action themselves.
“The aim is to educate drivers and make local roads safer, using roadside speed monitoring and promoting awareness, rather than just fining people who break the speed limit.”
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