The Community Speedwatch team try to go out at least once a week. They are limited to working between sunrise and sunset, and when there is no rain. This means not every location is covered. If there is an area you have concerns about, and a time when there is a problem, please let the Parish Clerk know here and they will try to cover this. The Community Speedwatch area is shown below.
A total of 13424 vehicles were observed, 493 or 3.67% were speeding and the worst offender was caught travelling 22mph over the speed limit.
Note: 80% of drivers caught speeding and contacted by the police live within a 20 mile radius of the village, indeed a massive 78.3% actually have DE13 post codes.*
A total of 11758 vehicles were observed, 626 or 5.32% were speeding and the worst offender was caught travelling 36mph over the speed limit.
A total of 7821 vehicles were observed, 326 were exceeding the speed limit by 6+ mph. This is 4.17%. The fastest was exceeding the limit by 27mph.
*Police statistics July 2018
Barton Speedwatch: New Volunteers are urged to come forward to get involved in the Community Speedwatch programme. If you are concerned about traffic in the village and want to help, please contact the Clerk for further information. All equipment and training will be provided.
Please note community speedwatch has been suspended by the police for the foreseeable future