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Community concern programme

The Community Concern Programme allows the Safer Roads Partnership to respond to concerns raised by local residents and community groups about speeding traffic in their local area. Community Concern speed enforcement sites aim to reduce speeding traffic and improve the quality of life for local communities, rather than solely focusing on areas where there is a history of collisions and casualties.

Community Concern
 
Requests for speed enforcement must be submitted to the Safer Roads team by a collective local group, usually through the local parish council or safer neighbourhood team (via the PACT or Community Forum process). Single person referrals will normally be signposted to local groups for consideration before referral to Safer Roads.

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New community concerns received by the Safer Roads team are primarily managed through our quarterly Operations Forum meetings where discussions are held with our local authority partners to establish if enforcement is a suitable option, or if there are other suitable engineering or education alternatives.

If all partners agree that enforcement is a potential option, the Safer Roads Partnership will carry out speed surveys to establish is there is a speeding issue and to determine the nature of the speeding problem if one exists. If there is a proven speeding issue and the volume of traffic is above a certain level, site visits will be made to identify a safe and suitable enforcement location.

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Providing all of these criteria are met, a Community Concern site can be set up and the Safer Roads enforcement team will carry out speed enforcement activity using mobile cameras with a view to positively changing driver behaviour in the area and improving the quality of life for the community. Speed data is collected while sites are in operation to assess the impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour.

If you have concerns about speeding traffic in your local area, please visit the How to raise concerns about speeding page