Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, yesterday joined local ‘Speed-Watch’ volunteers in Tirril and Sockbridge, nr Penrith, to help promote road-safety and target speeding drivers.
Speaking of his support for the scheme, Peter McCall said: “I pledged as part of my consultation on raising the council tax, that I would do more to help tackle speeding and anti-social driving as this is a subject that comes up frequently when I talk to the people I meet or from those that write to me. I was therefore pleased to fund, earlier this year, three new Speed-Watch radar-guns so that volunteers from the local communities are empowered to help reduce anti-social driving and improve safety in their local area.
“I believe this is equally an issue on our main roads, as well as for drivers in the many rural communities in Cumbria, such as where we were yesterday, and which is why I believe the Speed-Watch schemes are so important.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers who turned out today, especially in such appalling weather, for the vital part they play in keeping our county safe. We could not do this without them.”