Speeding cars and anti-social driving continue to be a challenge on some streets in Whalley Range. Working with the police and local Councillors, Whalley Rangers/Whalley Range Community Forum have set up of a Community Speedwatch scheme. Active members of the community join together with the support of the police to monitor the speed of vehicles using detection devices.
Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff. The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate in order to:
Improve the quality of life for Whalley Range and Chorlton communities
Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed
Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
Reduce the risk of injury on the roads
Speed Watch activity is not about interfering with neighbours’ behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community.