Guy Rollinson, Manager, Community Speed Watch, Kent Police
Presentation: Community Speed Watch: Can Roadside Volunteers Really Impact Driver Behaviour?
After roles in academia and then international marketing, in 2003 Guy Rollinson joined Kent Police as a civilian researcher. In 2007, he authored a major review into roads policing and then, as head of the Roads Policing Intelligence Unit, Guy played a leading role in implementing the recommended service delivery improvements including coordination of Kent’s re-engineered road safety partnership.
In November 2011, Guy took over Kent Police’s support for Community Speed Watch. The scheme has since trained more than 1,250 volunteers and established around 1,300 sites in more than 120 schemes across the county.
In 2014 the volunteers reported details of some 20,600 speeding vehicles – a growth rate in observations of around 350% over three years. Using this growing data set, this presentation will look for possible evidence as to whether community volunteers at the roadside can really impact driver behaviour.