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Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Community Speed Watch Performance in 2012 & Developments for 2013 PSE 54436 Guy Rollinson PhD Community Speed Watch.

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1 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Community Speed Watch Performance in 2012 & Developments for 2013 PSE Guy Rollinson PhD Community Speed Watch Support Team Roads Policing Unit, Coldharbour

2 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Community Speed Watch (CSW) is an initiative that helps concerned citizens make a significant contribution to their local road safety and quality of life. CSW increases the awareness of excessive vehicle speeds on local roads. CSW generates valuable intelligence – for both the community (eg, informing highway measures) and Kent Police (eg, informing planned enforcement).

3 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Community Speed Watch practitioners: Operate in small groups at the roadside. Measure the speed of passing vehicles using their own portable, pole-mounted speed indication device (SID) or a hand-held ‘speed gun’.

4 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Community Speed Watch practitioners record: the speed, the registration number, the make, model and colour, the time of vehicles passing at: 35 and more* in 46 and more* in (*national ACPO guidelines)

5 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Speed Watch schemes are ‘owned’ and operated by their local community group – they choose when & how often to go out. Speed Watch schemes are supported by Kent Police The Speed Watch Support Team is part of the Roads Policing Unit based at Coldharbour, Aylesford (J5 M20).

6 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 SPEED WATCH SUPPORT IN THE ROADS POLICING UNIT: HAPPY 1 YEAR, 5 MONTHS, 4 WEEKS AND 3 DAY ANNIVERSARY (approximately!)

7 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 October 2010First strategic spending review November 2011nKPM rolled out RPU awarded Speed Watch Winter 2011/12Best practice review Feedback system initiated Process de-bureaucratised Full document review Getting to where we are today

8 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Spring 2012Revised P32 published Standardised safety awareness training Upgraded risk assessment New CSW database launched Summer 2012Priority training and site approval started Support visits to community meetings Autumn 2012First “Your Speed” newsletter Revised internet site with simple URL

9 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 BeforeNow Area (x6) basedCounty-wide Different operational criteriaCommon best practice Poor feedbackEssential best practice Variable supportConsistent support Reactive responsePro-active development Police-led (‘dictated’)Community-owned

10 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Estimates of Sites With Identifiable Speed Watch Activity November sites October sites April sites

11 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Locations of CSW Sites in Kent (April 2013) Acol, Ash, Barming, Bearsted, Bekesbourne, Birchington (Margate), Borden, Boughton Aluph, Boughton Malherbe, Boughton Monchelsea, Boughton-under- Blean, Boxley, Brabourne, Bredhurst, Bridge, Broadstairs, Charing, Chart Sutton, Chestfield, Chilham, Cliffe Woods, Cliffs End, Collier Street, Crockenhill, Detling, Doddington, East Farleigh, East Malling, Eastwell, Elham, Esplanade, Folkestone, Fordcombe, Golden Green, Grafty Green, Gravesend, Hadlow, Halfway Houses, Harrietsham, Headcorn, High Halden, Horsmonden, Hunton, Iwade, Kennington, Knockholt, Langley, Larkfield, Lenham, Linton, Littlebourne, Lower Hardres, Lyminge, Manston, Meopham, Minnis Bay, Minster (centre, Sheppey), Minster (Scocles Rd, Sheppey), Minster (Thanet), Monkton, Nackington, Newington (Swale), Newington (Shepway), Newnham, Otford, Patrixbourne, Penshurst, Plaxtol, Rusthall, Saint Michaels, Saint Nicholas, Saint Peters, Sandgate, Sarre, Seal, Sevenoaks (general), Sevenoaks (south), Sevenoaks (Hollybush), Shipbourne, Sittingbourne, Smeath, Speldhurst, Staplehurst, Stelling Minnis, Stodmarsh, Sutton Valence, Swingfield, Tenterden, Teston, Ulcombe, Upchurch,, Walmer, Wateringbury, Westwell, Whitstable, Womenswold, Yalding.

12 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Speed Watch Practitioners If there is an average of four practitioners per scheme, then there are some 500 practitioners in Kent In 2012, more than 300 practitioners received their basic safety awareness training The highest was Sevenoaks with some 45 new practitioners trained in 2012

13 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Speeding Detections in 2012 In 2012: 6,774 vehicles were reported speeding (detections) 691 (10.2%) were calculated to generate a warning letter 558 warning letters were actually sent 8.2% of detections 80.8% of calculated

14 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Letters Sent Out in 2012 – Details 558 warning letters (8.2% of detections) sent out 1st detection5,885 - no letters sent86.9% of all detections 2nd detection (1st letter)263 letters47.1% of letters7.8% of all detections 3rd detection (2nd letter)22 letters3.9% of letters0.97% of all detections 4th detection (3rd letter)0 letters0% of letters0% of all detections Excessive speed273 letters48.9% of all letters4.0% of all detections

15 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 CSW SiteFirst Letter Second Letter ‘Excessive’ Letter Total Detections Letters / Detections Wateringbury , % Halfway Houses % Teston % Lower Hardres % Chestfield % Littlebourne % Linton % Yalding % B’ton Aluph & E’well % Staplehurst % Elham % Bekesbourne % Chart Sutton % B’ton Malherbe % Cliffe Woods % Otford % Minster-on-Sea % Hadlow % Hollybush % E Malling & L’field % Laddingford % Minster % B’ton-under-Blean % Lenham % Shipbourne % Smeeth %

16 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013 Developments for 2013 This conference! Continued expansion of schemes “Your Speed” newsletter No2 (& No3) Operations in 20mph limits PCSOs encouraged to participate or lead Improved website Roads Policing Specials back-up Survey of national best practices

17 Chestfield Parish Meeting 29 April 2013

18 Speed Watch Support Team Roads Policing Unit Kent Police Tactical Operations Group London Road Aylesford Kent, ME20 7SL Tel: Website:


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