Speed watch proposed to slow motorists

PUBLISHED: 15:16 15 December 2014 | UPDATED: 15:16 15 December 2014


Concerned residents of Knowle village will be taking to the streets to ensure that motorists passing through keep to the speed limit.

The Knowle Traffic Calming Campaign has been calling for changes to the village’s roads to deter speeding vehicles.

Now, a group of volunteers has come forward to form a community speed watch team.

This will see them trained by Devon and Cornwall Police, before being allowed to patrol with radar guns, with those caught breaking the limit receiving a warning letter.

Although it is hoped this will serve as a deterrent, the campaign is still working on its other proposals for the village. These have included rumble strips, a change to the road layout at Knowle corner, and signs warning of a lack of footpath. The campaign working party will be holding its next meeting in January, when it will agree proposals to take forward to a meeting with Devon County Council highways officers and county councillor Christine Channon later in the year.

The campaign is also hoping to work alongside East Budleigh Parish Council, which is planning traffic calming in East Budleigh, and has responsibility for parts of Knowle not covered by Budleigh Salterton Town Council.

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