New warning signs for Hunts Speedwatch teams

Speedwatch sign

Speedwatch sign - Credit: Archant

DRIVERS will get less warning about the checks being carried out by Speedwatch.

For the last three years, Speedwatch has had to put up temporary signs to warn drivers they are operating on a particular road.

But now it can apply for ‘community speedwatch’ signs that can remain on lampposts at all times – they only have to be taken down if a speed check is not carried out for three months.

David McCandless, St Ives and Ramsey Community Speedwatch co-ordinator, said: “It will mean, other than the new fixed Speedwatch signs, there will no longer be any advance warning to speeding drivers and this should encourage drivers to keep to the speed limit at all times.”