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On my way home from work this afternoon, I saw two PCSOs stood at the side of the road on our industrial estate with a Speed Gun, which surprised me as I didn't think they had any authority for such matters. They were pointing the gun the other way to what I was travelling but the site they were on is not known for accidents, no where near houses or schools , it just seemed a pointless waste of their time, with police shortages surely there are better things they could be doing . What do others think ?

Mango4
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
davidstockport
davidstockport3 months ago

Anyone has the authority to use a speed gun - prosecution of offenders is a different matter, Usually those reported for speeding by a volunteer or CPSO are sent a warning letter.

This might be of interest: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43841859

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Mango4
Mango4
Original Poster
3 months ago

Interesting article. Thanks for that.

I Still believe these officers could have been utilised better elsewhere thou

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Username55157
Username551573 months ago

As David said anyone can use a speed gun, which is how neighbourhood watch etc can use them legitimately, if found over the speed limit they will call it through to a nearby patrol car who will then pull you over which could lead to prosecution

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