How it works

When a scheme is active in an area, it follows the process shown below. If you are interested in starting a scheme in your area, please click here.

  • Motor vehicle travels over the limit
  • Volunteers record details of the offending vehicles
  • Vehicle details passed to the police via Leicestershire County Council
  • The police check the registered vehicle number
  • Vehicle details found to be incorrect: no further action
  • Vehicle details found to be correct
  • First transgression: Police consider sending Letter 1 to the registered keeper
  • Second transgression: Police send Letter 2 to the registered keeper
  • The scheme ends
  • Consideration given to Police or Road Safety Unit enforcement visits
  • Community Speedwatch scheme returns