If you have a concern about vehicles speeding through your community the first thing you should do is to report it.
Reporting speeding concerns
To report a site causing concern due to speeding vehicles you must provide all of the following information:
- Your name and contact details (address, email, telephone)
- Details of the location where speeding is occurring (road name/ number, town/ village, landmark or location description e.g. house number or junction)
- When the speeding is occurring e.g. whether there are any days or times of the week in which the problem is worse
- What type of vehicle causing the problem e.g. cars, motorcycles, lorries, buses
- Whether the vehicles are being driven by general traffic, local residents or employees of a particular company
- Any additional information which you think may help us to understand your concern
You should make this report by:
- Completing a speed concern report
- Return the form to:
North Yorkshire Police Traffic Bureau, PO Box 809, York, YO31 6DG
or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have completed the form, the following process will be followed:
Once a Speed concern report is submitted an investigation will be undertaken to examine accident data and traffic speeds at that specific location. This investigation will determine what action will be taken.
When you submit your form you will receive an acknowledgement and once the investigation is completed you will be informed of the conclusions.
Reporting anti-social use of vehicles or poor driving
North Yorkshire Police’s Operation Spartan encourages those who witness the anti-social use of vehicles or poor driving, to report them online, as part of their road safety campaign. Members of the public are also encouraged to upload dash cam or mobile phone footage of dangerous or anti-social driving they have witnessed.
A profile of information will be collated for the police to assess and act upon, to ensure guidance and advice can be provided to those who need it.
Community speed watch
Drawing drivers’ attention to speed limits in areas where communities say it is affecting their quality of life. Community Speed Watch also educates drivers about the effects that anti-social road use can have on local people.
Find out more about Community Speed watch
If you have a question about a speeding fine issued by North Yorkshire Police you will need to contact the North Yorkshire Police Traffic Bureau:
- Tel: 01904 618 968
- E-mail: TrafficBureau@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
2017 Road safety report – Use of safety cameras to make North Yorkshire’s roads safer
The report examines what happened during 2017– a year when 464 people lost their lives or were seriously injured on North Yorkshire’s roads. While that number is reducing – down from 504 in 2015 and from more than 1,600 in 1990/1, Julia is determined to ensure it continues fall.
The report’s key facts include:
- Number of safety camera vans: Six vans at start of 2017, increased gradually throughout the year to twelve by December 2017, plus one motorcycle.
- Purpose: To contribute to improving road safety, casualty reduction and antisocial road use by monitoring traffic for speed offences, using a mobile phone whilst driving, failing to wear a seatbelt, dangerous driving plus many other offences.
- Running cost: £2.21million.
- Use: Monitored 448 different sites over more than 13,885 hours.
- Impact: Processed 80,582 road safety violations – the equivalent of 5.8 for every hour they were in operation.
- Education: Of those violations, 43,053 led to motorists attending a speed awareness course.
- Costs recovered: £1.94m.
- District with the highest number of violations: Hambleton, with 17,706.
- District with the fewest violations: Scarborough, with 3,689.
- Site with the most violations: A64 Westbound Whitwell Hill, with 4,686.
- Site visited most frequently: A19 Shipton in Beningbrough, with 178 visits during the year.
- District with the most violations per site: Hambleton with an average 243 violations per site.