11th August 2019
This evening we held our second speedwatch event, this time in Bhylls Lane.
The majority of drivers were obeying the limit, in both directions. Two were recorded at 41 mph, and one at 47mph.
Included in our speeders was a loud motorbike, which would have been clocked going very fast, but spotted us whilst attempting to overtake a slower vehicle. The speedwatch campaign will continue at least until the end of the year, and hopefully into 2020, with checks taking place every week at different locations and times in our area - we will be coming to a road near you, and more than likely your road. Hopefully the "Community Speed Watch" signs will be put up soon.
All the motorists caught in Linden Lea have received a police warning, and one was found to have no MOT.
Dates, Locations and times are with the FCCA committee, and the reports of each session will be on our website and our facebook page.
2nd August 2019
Today we had our first speedwatch event, which was held in Linden Lea.
Traffic was generally quiet, but alarmingly nearly all the cars checked were exceding the speed limit.
The majority were in the 20 - 28 mph range, some over 30 mph, and 2 drivers over 40 mph., which if taken to court could be a ban for driving at twice the speed limit. Amazingly a couple of drivers speeded up after they passed the check point, but this was recorded. All the vehicle registrations taken will receive a warning letter, and also their road tax, insurance and MOT status will be checked, and any found not to be in date will receive a police visit.
The Speedwatch team will be in the area at various locations and times most days during August.
24th July 2019
As a result of a recent meeting, We are pleased to announce that we have now formed a community speedwatch group.
We will be covering Tettenhall, Wightwick, Castlecroft and Finchfield.
Our area target roads will include, amongst others, Castlecroft Road, Windmill Lane, Bhylls Lane, Broad Lane and Finchfield Lane.
Our first outing will be in mid August, at a location to be confirmed. A police officer will accompany the group, and will video the proceedings. Motorists exceeding the speed limit will receive a warning letter, and their details recorded. Regular offenders will be invited to attend court.
There will also be permanent "Speedwatch" signs along certain roads, and a mobile radar overspeed unit will also be used.
Hopefully, these measures will make our local roads safe for all users.