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The Speed Detectors

The community volunteers catching speeding motorists

A growing movement in the UK is devolving the power of catching speeding motorists from the police to the people. Police have been working with community volunteers, letting them use speed guns in a bid to protect their communities from fast traffic. But as more of these amateurs learn to wield the speed gun, it’s a solution that’s thrown up its own problems.

Presenter: Harriet Noble
Reporter: Dougal Shaw

Photo Caption: A volunteer wields a laser speed gun
Photo Credit: BBC

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