Westwood Speedwatch May 2018
recently taken over from Alan Wheals who held the role with distinction for
about 4 years.
Wiltshire CSW Teams counting last month Westwood was:
The 3rd worst for percentage of speeders (25mph and over) ;
The 2nd worst for percentage of excessive speeders (30mph and over).
clearly disappointing; however looking back at past data we have seen the percentage
of speeders drop from an initial level of 13% to 8%.
one of the worst places for speeding last month we can expect a Police check in
the near future; this being a new Police initiative to target worst cases.
welcome a new member shortly having undergone the training course at Devizes
Headquarters. If anyone else is
concerned about speeding in Westwood and fancies coming onto the Team then
please contact us. We only go out about every other month, count on
random days and times and you only need to make yourselves available for a few
counts each time. Brian Oliver Westwood CSW Team Leader
Article published: 23 May 2018
Community Speed Watch 29, December 2017
This CSW period at the beginning of
December was adversely affected by the weather and only three sessions were
(partially) completed. The total number of vehicles monitored was 488. Thirty
nine vehicles were speeding at 25mph or more including 5 that were speeding at
30 mph or more. These values are typical and continue to reflect the continuing
reduction in speeding since the CSW teams started 4 years ago
Alan Wheals Westwood CSW Coordinator
Article published: 24 Jan 2018
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The team went out on 6 separate occasions for a total of 6.5hrs
over a 2-week period in August. The total number of vehicles recorded was 942
of which 91 were speeding. Sixty-nine vehicles we speeding at between 25 and
29mph and 22 were speeding at 30 mph or more. These averages conceal a wide
variation in driver behaviour by location and time of day. For example, during
one morning rush hour only one driver out of 98 was speeding yet on another
evening rush hour 24% of drivers entering the village from the west were
speeding. This value is one of the highest we have seen and may reflect the
lower traffic density found during the school holidays.
Alan Wheals (Coordinator of CSW in Westwood); Monday, 04 September
Article published: 27 Sep 2017
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The Parish Rooms refurbishment may well lead to an increase in villagers walking there to visit and partake of afternoon tea or other events. The importance of road safety along the "virtual pavement" between the turning to Upper Westwood and the New Inn is obviously important. Whilst there have been no fatalities, we hear from numerous pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders that speeding drivers create 'near accidents' in this area, not to mention other areas within the village. The Community Speedwatch team is playing its part in ensuring that drivers are aware of their speed throughout the village. Statistics derived from 4 years of operation show that the number of drivers travelling over the speed limit has reduced over time. If you feel vulnerable while out and about in the village or just want to help keep the village safe, please feel free to join the team.
Members of the team went out on four occasions between 19th and 30th June for a total of 5 hrs that included morning and afternoon periods. 975 vehicles were monitored of which 61 (6.3%) were speeding at 25mph of which 1.85% were speeding at 30mph or more. These values are at the lower end of the range and continue to reflect the gradual reduction in recorded speeding.
Alan Wheals (Parish Councillor and CSW Coordinator) Article published: 02 Aug 2017
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CSW was undertaken during the period 24th April until 5th May 2017. CSW teams went out on five separate days that included morning, lunchtime and evening periods. Vehicle speeds were monitored for a total of 6.5hrs using 5 of the 6 sites available to us. A total of 1237 vehicles were counted of which 103 were speeding (25mph or more) including 22 that were speeding excessively (30mph or more). The latter group can expect a letter or a visit from the police. The percentage of speeding vehicles was 8.3%. This is close to the average percentage we have seen over the last 5 monitoring periods and lower than the long term average seen up to mid-2016.
Alan Wheals, Team Leader for Westwood CSW Article published: 24 May 2017
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