A6 road safety operation will continue

The A6 red route.
The A6 red route.

A road safety operation will continue on the A6 until the end of October when engineering work is scheduled, Northants Police say.

The section of the A6 from Finedon to Burton Latimer has been identified as a ‘red route’ due to the number of serious injury road traffic collisions which have taken place.

Between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2012, 16 people have been killed or seriously injured (KSI) in road traffic collisions.

Engineering work will consist of painted ‘hatchings’ to reduce the perceived width of the road and discourage overtaking.

The operation is designed to promote safer driving through advice and education. There will be high visibility police patrols and safety camera vans.

Sergeant Andy Tuff, who is coordinating the operation, said:“ The focus will be around identifying driving offences of careless and dangerous driving and those linked to the Fatal Four: speeding, drink driving, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone.

“Ultimately, the worse case scenario is that any of these issues can contribute to fatal collisions.

“Reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads is a key priority for the Force.”