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Educating drivers on safe speeds and celebrating Road Safety Heroes was the aim of dozens of Speedwatch volunteers who took part in Brake Road Safety Week 2021.
The week ran from 15 to 21 November and was organised by Brake, a national road safety charity that works to prevent road death and injury, make streets and communities safer, and supports the victims of road collisions.
This year the theme paid tribute to the heroic work of road safety campaigners, professionals, individuals, and organisations across the country, providing a platform to speak up about how we can all play a part in making journeys safer for everyone.
During the week the Speedwatch team deployed 59 sessions covering 154 hours at the roadside across the whole of the county.
A total of 939 vehicles were observed exceeding the speed limits and were added to the Speedwatch database.
Alan Watson, Community Speedwatch manager for Kent Police, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to our Speedwatch volunteers for the time and effort that they provide assisting Kent Police in slowing the traffic down.
‘We currently have 1400 volunteers covering numerous areas of Kent, if any parish would like to start a Speedwatch scheme then please visit our website for further information.’
If you want to find out more about Kent Community Speedwatch or to see if a scheme is operating in your area visit https://kent.police.uk/speedwatch.
Meanwhile motorists are being urged to enjoy the festivities responsibly during Kent Police’s annual Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving which started on 1 December.
Officers will be carrying out intelligence-led fixed site checks, as well as engaging with motorists on the risks of getting behind the wheel after a drink or taking drugs.
Find out more about how Kent Police are supporting the annual drink and drug-driving campaign.