Your CSW coordinator quickly gets to see results from each of the Roadside Units installed, with each speeding incident appearing in their "My AutoSpeedWatch" dashboard within a minute or so. Each of the speeding incidents are then available for your CSW team to verify simply using a browser on any device.
Persistent Speeders become obvious
Once verified, the highest and most persistent speeders 'bubble to the top'... and over a few days those with repeated poor driving behaviour become clearly evident.
For example, as part of a spring 2019 test requested by Avon and Somerset Police, a Roadside Unit was installed in a 30mph zone outside a First School in a small Somerset village known for speeding issues. The unit was tested for less than a week but rapidly identified:
- Nearly 800 speeding incidents over 38 mph in the 30 mph zone
- A few vehicles travelling over 70mph, 6 above 60mph, and 81 above 50mph
- 16 vehicles speeding past that one unit 3 or more times, at speeds up to 53mph
The system even highlights those vehicles (about 4% of speeders) that are driving in untaxed or un-MoT'd vehicles.
Reports Automatically Generated
No need to return to the units to retrieve data; instead the reports can be sent at a touch of a button! In the primary school example above, and after just 1 week from a single unit, the automatic report sent identified the 16 key vehicles causing significant safety risks.
Such reporting enables the police to rapidly and effectively target their resources in the most efficient manner, whether by visiting the registered keeper, writing a warning letter, or deploying the Speed Enforcement Unit.
Reported offences can also be 'throttled back' to limit the number of vehicles that are reported to the police, focusing just on those causing the greatest safety risks.
Heatmaps show when and where police should enforce
Heatmaps for both persistent speeders and for locations graphically guide Speed Enforcement Units on when and where to deploy to best effect. This makes their enforcement process more effective and efficient, reducing their workload, whilst making the biggest impact on road safety. The community guides and assists the police rather than fighting against them.
That is just from a single Roadside Unit......When combined with all the information from the neighbouring Roadside Units in other communities, the police get a virtually live indication of where their speeding management priorities lie. The system essentially identifies those creating the greatest and most persistent risks to others, rather than penalising good drivers making a occasional mistake.
AutoSpeedWatch - an effective tool to make communities safer.