Safety group clocks 500 speeding cars

PUBLISHED: 06:24 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:18 24 May 2010

VOLUNTEERS have recorded nearly 500 motorists speeding through two villages in under two weeks. A Speedwatch scheme was launched up by a group in Yatton and Claverham at the start of May to try to put the brakes on irresponsible drivers. Group members use

VOLUNTEERS have recorded nearly 500 motorists speeding through two villages in under two weeks.A Speedwatch scheme was launched up by a group in Yatton and Claverham at the start of May to try to put the brakes on irresponsible drivers.Group members use a speed gun to record the speeds and say they are astounded at how many they have caught since the project was launched.PC Andy Bibbings, who is co-ordinating the scheme, said: "The team has noticed that drivers purposefully slow down when they go past."They are a bit frustrated about this but I am trying to tell them that if they are slowing people down then that is all that matters.

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