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Crackdown on speeders

PUBLISHED: 08:21 30 October 2008 | UPDATED: 14:47 07 July 2010

A weeklong daily crackdown on speeding is going to be launched in Reepham as part of National Road Safety Week.

From November 10 to 16 volunteer members of Reepham Area Community Speedwatch Team is going to be out with their speed check guns every day.

A weeklong daily crackdown on speeding is going to be launched in Reepham as part of National Road Safety Week.

From November 10 to 16 volunteer members of Reepham Area Community Speedwatch Team is going to be out with their speed check guns every day.

They are being supported in the campaign by Broadland District Council's Road Safety Campaign.

The prime objective is to remind and encourage drivers to stay within the posted speed limits, said John Dawes, co-ordinator of the group.

“It's 30 for a reason. A child hit by a car travelling at 40 mph has an 80pc chance of dying. Hit by a car travelling at 30 mph however, they will have an 80pc chance of living,” he said.

Teams are likely to be at the following locations:

Station Road and School Road in Reepham on Monday, November 10.

Weston Longville, Tuesday, 11.

Attlebridge, Wednesday, 12.

Cawston, Thursday 13.

Norwich Road and Easgate, Friday 14.

Alderford and Wood Dalling, Saturday 15.

Cawston Road, Reepham, and Swannington, Sunday 16.

All the monitoring points will be manned by local volunteers, in high visibility jackets.

“Their purpose is to help us all feel safer on our narrow rural village and town roads, so please give them your support and encouragement,” said Mr Dawes.

New volunteers are always needed and always welcome.

For details on how to join, phone 01603 870643, or call the Reepham Area Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0845 456 4567 or speak to any police officer, or your local PCSO.

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