What They do
The aim is to provide a focused and intelligence led response to the problem of speed related casualties on the roads in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Hampshire Constabulary works in partnership Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, Isle of Wight Council, Her Majesty’s Courts Service, The Highways Agency, the Fire and Rescues Services and Ambulance Services of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight respectively.
To achieve their aim of casualty reduction, through detailed analysis, they identify the roads with the greatest number of collisions. In particular, they focus on the roads where collisions are thought to be caused by excessive or inappropriate speed. At these locations they conduct speed enforcement using either fixed camera or mobile camera technology to reduce speeds and more importantly reduce casualties. Through this activity their officers will also detect additional offences including failure to wear seat belts and the use of mobile phones.
Those road users detected committing an offence are either offered a Driver Awareness Training course, a fixed penalty notice, or a summons to court.