Northamptonshire's Road Crime Team scored a 'Super Six' on Tuesday

Driver clocking 135mph on A14 tops six of the WORST on Northamptonshire's roads

It's all in a day's work for Police Road Crime Team

Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 10:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 10:24 am

Dodgy drivers and their cars were hit for six by the Northamptonshire Police Road Crime Team.

Officers from the squad snared half-a-dozen around the county speeding — including one clocking 135mph on the A14 — behind the wheel while using a mobile phone, driving with no licence or no insurance or doing 90mph on two bald tyres.

All that in a single day!

Tuesday's line-up of offences added to a list since the Police launched Operation Journey last month, a three-month road safety campaign targeting the 'fatal four' offences — speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone and drink-driving.

The 'fatal four' are the biggest contributors to deaths and serious injuries on the roads.

Safer Roads Operations Manager, Matt O’Connell, said: “It’s always disappointing, despite all the campaigns and warnings about speeding, that so many drivers still choose to drive at excess or inappropriate speeds.

“We would urge motorists to think about their actions and drive at a speed suitable for the weather conditions and within the posted limit. We cannot be any clearer - speeding kills.

“It is one of the four biggest causation factors in collisions and driving even just a few miles per hour over the speed limit can have extreme consequences, leaving families devastated by the loss of loved ones.”

Those flouting the law have been reported for the offences and will be offered the opportunity to take an online education course if eligible, receive a fixed £100 fine and three penalty points on their licence, or if preferred, the option to go to court.

Last year in Northamptonshire, 42 people were killed and a further 347 seriously injured on the county’s road network - the highest number recorded in eight years – which is why reducing these numbers remains a Force policing priority.

Photos: @Northants_RCT

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