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Lichfield speedwatch organisers insist catching drivers isn’t their aim

The organisers of a Lichfield speedwatch initiative say they are not out to catch drivers.

The Beacon Street Area Residents’ Association (BSARA) has introduced the monitoring of traffic on local roads.

The speed checks will coincide with roadworks on the A51 which are expected to see more traffic using Beacon Street and surrounding streets.

But the group insisted they are not designed to catch out motorists.

In a post on their website, the group said: “We all want safer roads and BSARA’s contribution is to raise driver awareness by conducting speedwatch monitoring exercises on our patch.

“The majority of motorists behave responsibly – speedwatch is aimed at the minority who do not.

“Our aim is to change driver behaviour, not to catch people.

“We put out warning signs, wear high visibility jackets and even advertise our presence, in advance.”

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2 Comments

  1. Paul Groves

    22nd April, 2013 at 10:12 am

    “The majority of motorists behave responsibly…”

    Really? In Lichfield?

    I must be living in a parallel Lichfield then.

    All cynicism aside, good luck with the initiative.
    I hope you do help raise awareness. I also hope that the council and police take notice of what you find regarding traffic volumes and speed along Beacon Street.
    Will the operation stretch as far as Morrison’s island?
    You can count the number of drivers who ignore the island completely then too.

  2. Jozef Nakielski

    22nd April, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I received a ticket from a speed entrapment camera on Green Heath road Cannock. A road where they tell you there’s speed cameras but not once does it tell you the speed limit. http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=52.710842,-2.002879&spn=0.00023,0.00066&t=h&z=21&layer=c&cbll=52.710842,-2.002879&panoid=vjWSB7HxGj8ZvcwjsQ5Kzg&cbp=12,291.49,,0,1.05