Crackdown on illegal driving in Deeble Road, Kettering

Police will be cracking down on speeding motorists in Deeble Road, Kettering
Police will be cracking down on speeding motorists in Deeble Road, Kettering

Deeble Road in Kettering is one of the areas police will be targeting as part of a crackdown on illegal driving this week.

Officers will be looking out for speeding motorists and drivers using mobile phones as they carry out roadside speed enforcement in areas with high numbers of pedestrians.

Areas officers will be targeting include:

Deeble Road, Kettering

Abington Park Crescent, Northampton

Broad Street, Northampton

Harlestone Road, Northampton

Ashby Road, Daventry

Western Avenue, Daventry

Watling Street, Towcester

Moulton Lane, Boughton

Increased patrols across the county will also be looking out for drivers using mobile phones.

Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds said: “Figures show that speed is one of the main factors in fatal road collisions.

“The risk of death is approximately four times higher when a pedestrian is hit at 40mph than at 30mph.

“Drivers are also four times more likely to be in collisions if they are using their phone while driving.

“And more than half all drivers admit that their phone can distract from their driving.

“Yet many people still risk their lives and the lives of others by speeding and driving using their phone.

“Making our roads safer is a top priority so I am pleased to see this crackdown on irresponsible drivers who break the law and put lives at risk.”