Driver caught doing 83mph on Wellingborough estate

Police say some of the speeds they have detected at this location are 'shocking'

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 7th May 2020, 12:32 pm

More motorists have been caught flouting the speed limit on a Wellingborough estate.

Just a month ago, police recorded 31 offences in Kilborn Road in Wellingborough, including one driver doing 63mph which is more than double the speed limit.

Officers returned to the same location this week and found another 31 motorists breaking the 30mph limit, including one caught doing 58mph.

But these speeds are not even the highest recorded at this location which has a long straight section and is surrounded by green open space, with police saying they have detected one driver doing nearly treble the speed limit at 83mph here.

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "The enforcement was carried out in the early afternoon, 31 vehicles were detected speeding with a top speed recorded of 58mph.

"Enforcement at this location is as a result of complaints we have received from the community and corroborative speed data.

"This location is in the middle of a large residential area.

Kilborn Road in Wellingborough

"There is a large open park area to one side of the road including a small children’s play area which attracts a lot of pedestrian traffic across the road.

"Some of the speeds we have detected at this location are shocking.

"Our highest speed recorded since we began enforcement is 83mph.

"This shows a complete disregard for their own safety and the safety of other road users."

A tweet from the Safer Roads Team following this week's enforcement said: "Lots of pedestrians carrying out exercise in the area but some drivers chose to ignore the speed limit and travel at speeds up to 58mph."

As well as the speeding offences, they also recorded one mobile phone offence.

To read more about the recent speed checks along this stretch of road, click here

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