Organising Speedwatch activities
efficiently is often a difficult and
time-consuming task. Who is
trained and available when? Who
wants to work from which sites
and be teamed up with whom?
Who collects the equipment, gets
the offence records logged,
checks the accuracy, and feeds
the results back to the group?
Most often all this work rests with
Good organisation = success
Before teams can be deployed for roadside sessions to record speeding vehicles; sites need to be identified,
risk assessed and approved, operators need training, equipment booked, collected and checked. Operators
need reminding, schedules re-checking and often changing. And, at the end of the day, who knows if all
the efforts invested make any difference in solving the problem of speeding?
The CSW Online platform organises all group-related activities automatically. It provides operators
with vehicle make recognition training, creates schedules, automates requests for new sites to be approved,
and DVLA pre-checks the logged offences before automatically passing data on to the police for further
processing - or sending letters using DVLA registered vehicle owner data.
The system also generates a plethora of statistics relating to the community's efforts, subsequent
police intervention, and any measurable effects resulting from the groups' activities.
Sustained roadside activity is key to achieving the level of compliance needed to make the roads
safe for everyone to use. The constant flow of information and tools to make the involvement
effortless are fundamental to how Speedwatch is organised. A random and disjointed approach to training,
communication, scheduling, support, data collation, etc., are bound to make localised attempts fail.