VOLUNTEERS will be watching Dorset roads closely to catch any drivers ignoring speed limits.

From Monday July 13, Community Speed Watch volunteers will be carrying out speed monitoring, and reporting back to Dorset Police any drivers travelling faster than the speed limits.

Dorset Road Safe employ a number of tactics to remind and educate drivers of the fatal five, which include speeding, drink and drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt, driving distraction and careless driving.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "Abuse of volunteers will not be tolerated, and teams are asked to report any incidents to us.

"These are local residents willing to give up their time to work with Dorset Police on this important issue and operate with the authority of the Chief Constable as part of our wider policing family."

Community Speed Watch volunteers held over 1,500 hour long sessions last year, and were seen at the roadside by over 350,000 motorists recording more than 8,500 drivers exceeding the speed limit.

Information can be found at www.dorsetroadsafe.org.uk for anyone interested in joining a Speed Watch team or starting their own.