Wiltshire Council (WC) together with Great Somerford (incorporating) Parish Council and the Startley Community Speed Watch team will be installing an Auto Speedwatch Camera in the Startley 30mph zone in the very near future to trial its effectiveness.
The camera will photograph and record ALL speeding vehicles. The Community Speedwatch Team will report their registration number, type and colour of their vehicles to the WC and the Police.
The camera will in effect replace the long-suffering volunteers trying to persuade speeding motorists to respect the speed limit and it will work 24/7 not 30 minutes per day. Offenders will receive a warning letter from the Police. If a third letter has to be sent to an offender, he or she will be targeted by the Police, either by a Police Speed Gun operator or a personal Police visit.
The current percentage of motorists seriously exceeding the speed limit in Startley is as much as 75% and that is a conservative estimate.
The villagers of Startley deserve a break from this very dangerous practice and ask that all vehicle drivers obey the speed limit.
Readers of this article are asked to spread the word among friends and neighbours please.
Councillor of Great Somerford (incorporating) Startley and Community Speedwatch co-ordinator.