Police investigate proposed Exmouth speed watch site

PUBLISHED: 16:29 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:29 08 August 2017

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A scoping exercise has been carried out ahead of a proposed community speed watch scheme to combat dangerous drivers in Exmouth.

Councillor Bill Nash told Monday’s Exmouth Town Council meeting that police had carried out the operation on Queen’s Drive on July 28.

Cllr Nash said that the operation had been affected by bad weather, adding: “I would have hoped had the weather conditions been better the results would have been higher, however 14 vehicles were stopped and spoken to, and five of them were reported for speeding.

“It shows there is a problem.”

Cllr Nash said that six potential speed watch locations around Exmouth had been identified, all of which would be scoped.

The proposed scheme, which would see volunteers monitoring the speed of vehicles, was suggested earlier this year, to combat the problem of ‘boy racers’.

Devon and Cornwall Police says speed watch schemes aim to ‘educate and inform’ motorists, rather than issue fines or penalty points.

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