Young emergency services volunteers have been helping to improve road safety by carrying out speed checks to ensure drivers are obeying speed limits.
The Kettering unit of Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets (NESC) has been conducting speed gun work in Kettering, Loddington, Thorpe Malsor, Geddington, Barton Seagrave, Burton Latimer and Desborough.
Positioned at the roadside, cadets use a handheld speed gun to check vehicle speeds, with motorists identified as exceeding the speed limit subsequently sent a warning letter.
Unit commander PC Mick Leonard said: “Speeding is a locally identified priority across Kettering and surrounding villages, which means it has been highlighted by residents themselves as a serious concern.
“We aim to continue this enforcement work throughout the summer alongside our normal cadet duties. Our cadets have spent a number of hours on a particular hotspot in Kettering, generating good enforcement and awareness which has been very well received by the community.”
Open to teenagers aged 13 to 18, NESC is a joint partnership between the county’s police, fire and ambulance cadets, and is an independent registered charity.
Units meet weekly across Northamptonshire during term time, offering young people the chance to take an active role in supporting the work of police, fire and ambulance staff and making a positive contribution to their communities.
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