A scheme to train Aberdeen residents to use speed guns will be investigated after receiving the backing of councillors.
Councillor Ian Yuill first backed the idea of a community speedwatch scheme back in June, which sees police train residents to use speed guns.
The move received unanimous backing by Aberdeen City Council’s operational delivery committee when it met yesterday.
Mr Yuill said: “Community Speedwatch involves local volunteers being trained by the police to operate speed guns.
“The volunteers then monitor speeds at locations agreed by the police. The volunteers do not stop speeders or issue speeding tickets.
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“What they do is pass information about speeding vehicles to the police. Drivers recorded as speeding are then typically ‘educated’ by the police.”