A Seaford Councillor, Sam Adeniji, has joined Seaford Speedwatch for two sessions on Alfriston Road and Sutton Road.
Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where proactive members of local communities join with the support and supervision of their local police to record details of speeding vehicles using approved detection devices.
Registered keepers of vehicles exceeding the speed limit are contacted - initially with a letter explaining the potential risks and consequences of their dangerous behaviour. Repeat offenders will receive a visit from the local police, irrespective of where they live. Beyond these friendly gestures, focused enforcement and criminal prosecution follow based on the collated evidence.
During the speed check on the Alfriston Road in Seaford 18 vehicles were recorded driving over 35mph in a 30mph limit. The top speed recorded was 55mph.
At Sutton Road, outside Homeshore House, during a 30 minute session 11 vehicles were recorded driving over 35mph in a 30mph limit and the top speed was 50mph.
Cllr Sam Adeniji said "Many residents have spoken to me about the problems of drivers speeding on our roads here in Seaford. I wanted to spend some time with our local community Speedwatch volunteers to see for myself just how many speeding drivers they are catching."
"It is shocking to see just how many people are not only driving over the 30mph limit, but how many are doing in excess of 50mph. This is an issue that I will continue to work on with our local volunteers as well as the County Council. Those caught speeding today can look forward to a letter or a visit from the police to discourage their behaviour. Hopefully this will be enough to make them think twice about speeding in Seaford."