Nearly 100 offences recorded on roads around Santa Pod

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Nearly 100 offences were recorded during a police operation targeting roads around Santa Pod Raceway on its first major event of the year.

Officers from Northamptonshire Police carried out a traffic operation in the areas around Wollaston, Irchester and Little Irchester on Sunday.

The event was held to coincide with the first of the year’s major events at the Santa Pod and saw almost 100 offences spotted.

Officers detected 65 speeding offences, 17 registration plate offences and eight seatbelt offences.

Other offences included problems with windscreens, lights and driving documents.

PC Peter Littleton, who led the operation for the Wellingborough Safer Community Team, said: “This was the highest number of offences dealt with on a Santa Pod traffic enforcement day and shows the benefit of having such targeted operations.

“We have been working closely with the Santa Pod event organisers.

“They have publicised our traffic enforcement operations on their website and on Facebook in an attempt to encourage their visitors to comply with road traffic laws.

“We hope that as news of this operation is publicised it will have an impact on the driving behaviour of future visitors to Santa Pod and prevent them from suffering the same fate.”