Speed checks on roads around Santa Pod Raceway

Speed checks will be carried out
Speed checks will be carried out

Police will be carrying out speed checks and monitoring the streets for irresponsible behaviour by people using the main routes to and from Santa Pod Raceway this weekend.

In partnership with the police, staff from Santa Pod will put signs around the villages of Wollaston, Irchester and the racetrack asking people to stick to the speed limits.

Motorists are also being reminded that vehicles with registration plates that do not conform to legal standards should not be driven on public roads, and that show plates should only be placed on the vehicle once inside the racetrack grounds.

The raceway has asked that visitors to the Ultimate Street Car event consider the local community and is urging them to drive carefully through the surrounding villages, where speeding issues have been identified as a local priority in response to feedback from residents.

The Ultimate Street Car festival, which takes place from Friday, August 1, until Sunday, August 3, is expected to draw many people, however, visitors identified as ignoring the road safety advice and signs will be refused entry to the grounds.