AutoSpeedWatch automatically records speeding vehicles as an aid to Community Speed Watch (CSW) schemes.
- Daylight hours operation (with good light)
- Identifies the highest, persistent, and illegal speeding vehicles
- More efficient for the Police
- Easy community involvement
It is NOT an enforcement or ANPR camera; It does not issue fines or directly penalise a speeding motorist. It's like having a CSW team at the roadside but for longer hours and without getting cold and hungry! Unlike "Yellow box" enforcement cameras, AutoSpeedWatch distinguishes between vehicles that are persistently or particularly fast, and those vehicles where the driver has made an occasional mistake. This allows the police to prioritise their resources against the worst drivers. Excellent reporting means CSW groups get to see the true picture of speeding in their community, rather than a temporary partial view.
Same Community Speedwatch, but easier and effective...
No need for people at the roadside, no risk of being struck, no verbal or physical abuse. All the CSW team need to do is verify the logs it creates using a browser at home or anywhere else, making Community SpeedWatch easier, safer, and more effective. The information is prioritised by severity for reporting the local police force. This allows them to identify and take further action as they deem appropriate; often by writing to the registered keeper in the first instance, but it also allows them to deploy the Speed Enforcement Units at specific places and times in order to catch and fine the worst speeders.
- Integrates CSW schemes together
- Improves police efficiency & reduces resources required
- Allows targeted, prioritised traffic enforcement measures
- Provides feedback to CSW groups
Like everything, it has limitations: It's solar powered so doesn't operate at night or if light levels are low, it won't always record every speeder every time (for example if other traffic makes it difficult to distinguish offending from non-offending traffic), and it isn't (doesn't need to be) Home Office 'type approved' equipment for the purposes of issuing penalties. In low-sun winter, it may not work all day. Nonetheless, it will help identify the worst and most persistent speeders, and guides the police at where and when to enforce. It's a different, prioritised and efficient approach to speeding.
AutoSpeedWatch is designed compliant with legislation, is non-intrusive, and only provides information to support appropriate policing measures. It allows a closer and more productive relationship between the police and the communities threatened by speeding. Used in conjunction with signs it provides an excellent deterrence.
An Independent View
Stroud District Road Safety Group has completed an independent trial and assessment which concludes that AutoSpeedWatch is ".... an excellent, cost-effective solution ....".
About Autospeedwatch Limited
After years of police and community encouragement, development, and successful trials, Autospeedwatch Limited now brings efficiency to all Community Speedwatch groups, whilst keeping the cost to the community as low as possible. With improvements and other systems being constantly developed, we are dedicated to building community-police relationships and helping reduce road-related injury and fatalities. Take a look at our statistics.