Spelthorne Drivers Warned to Watch Their Speed

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By StaineSiobhan | Friday, September 17, 2010, 01:00

New technology being used in and around Staines should help catch more speeding drivers and cut down on accidents.

A new speed gun will be used by the Safer Neighbourhoods Teams to target anti-social driving on our streets.

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Speeding drivers in Spelthorne are being warned that local officers are armed with the latest technology to catch you.

Surrey County Councillors Carol Coleman (pictured), who represents the Ashford ward of Spelthorne, and Councillor Ian Beardsmore, who represents the Sunbury Common and Ashford Common ward, funded and backed a new speed gun which will be used by several Safer Neighbourhood Teams in the borough.

Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) and Police Officers received full training in using the equipment that is now used on the streets of Surrey.

Spelthorne casualty reduction officer, Michael Pritchard, said: “We are delighted with the introduction of the new speed gun as it will make a great difference to the neighbourhood team and help us target anti-social driving.

“When you speed it is not just you and your passenger’s life you are putting at risk but other road users and pedestrians too. Travelling even a couple of miles over the speed limit can make the difference between life and death if an accident was to happen.

“The introduction of the Ultralyte Laser gun will help us to catch and punish those drivers who continue to break the law and will act as a deterrent to those who might be tempted.”

PC David Lambert (pictured) Neighbourhood Specialist Officer for Ashford Town, added: “Receiving the funding for this speed gun will enable Surrey Police to continue their hard work in reducing inconsiderate driving.

“We hope that the awareness raised through the year-long Drive SMART campaign will make people more alert of the dangers of speeding and this camera will act as a reminder to them.”

The launch of the speed gun is part of Surrey Police’s year long Drive SMART’ campaign which encourages safe and considerate driving. For more information on the scheme please visit the website at www.surrey.police.uk.



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