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Speeding drivers could soon be zapped

Contributed by editor on May 20, 2004 - 05:38 PM


<FONT color=black>SPEEDING DRIVERS COULD SOON BE ZAPPED
 
Motorists who drive too fast in Hawkinge and other Kent villages could soon be caught by teams of volunteers zapping them with laser speed guns.

The scheme, which is due to be set up in every parish in the county will be operated by pairs of volunteers who will operate the laser hand-held devices to check the speed of approaching cars.

The information is then passed to the area traffic management officer from Kent Police and letters are sent out.

It is designed to raise awareness of speeding although persistent offenders may face fixed penalties from police.

Parish councils pay for the £160 hand-held speed indicators and fluorescent jackets.