Community Speedwatch

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What evidence is there to show that Community Speedwatch sessions, currently run in partnership with the police and supported by TfL, are effective in reducing road danger?


Answer for Community Speedwatch

Answer for Community Speedwatch

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Community Roadwatch remains an important tool in helping to reduce speed, a key source of road danger on London's roads. It forms part of a programme of activity to tackle speeding and helps deliver on my important Vision Zero commitment, which puts the elimination of road danger at the very heart of the transport system.

Community Roadwatch aims to empower local people to take a stand against anti-social drivers, working side by side with the police. TfL-funded Safer Transport Teams in the MPS run sessions across London every month. Community Roadwatch provides a high visibility deterrent at locations that local residents have raised concerns about.

Since 1st January 2017, over 16,500 advisory letters have been sent to motorists caught speeding through the scheme. Of those, only 485 (2.9 per cent) have been detected a second time.  Data collected is also used to help inform police enforcement activity, ensuring that residents' concerns are addressed. The feedback from volunteers has been excellent.

Basic Command Units (BCUs) - Key performance indicators (2)