Dozen drivers snapped speeding past Northamptonshire school

"One driver thought 46mph in 30mph zone was acceptable! It really isn't", warn road safety team

By Kevin Nicholls
Friday, 15th January 2021, 2:01 pm

Police have issued a fresh warning about speeding during lockdown after clocking 12 vehicles going too fast outside a SCHOOL.

Norhamptonshire's Safer Roads Team insist there is no excuse for driving dangerously despite roads being less busy.

Schools in the county are still open for students who are children of key workers. Many are still reporting attendances up to 50 per cent of normal as the criteria for key workers has changed from the first lockdown in March last year.

Wollaston School

A Police spokesman said: "Enforcement on Irchester Road in Wollaston saw a total of 12 vehicles reported for exceeding the limit outside Wollaston School.

"One driver thought it was acceptable to drive at a dangerous 46mph in the 30mph zone! It really isn't."

One the same day, the Safer Roads team also clocked 31 goods vehicles over the limit on the A14 despite reduced visibility and a wet road surface. Another six drivers were snapped not wearing a seatbelt.

Speeding is one of the "fatal four" offences targeted by Police during road safety campaigns alongside drink and drug-driving, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone behind the wheel.

Police snapped 31 goods vehicles speeding on wet roads and six drivers not wearing seatbelts on the A14 this week. Photo: @northants_SRT

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