Speeding motorists caught out in police operation

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Motorists breaking the speed limit were targeted by police in a crackdown at the Waendel Walk festival at the weekend.

Police tackled speeding motorists in Irchester and Wollaston on the morning of Saturday, May 11, while the Waendel Walk took place.

Officers were ensuring the safety of the walkers while delivering a clear message that speeding will not be tolerated on our roads.

Over 30 vehicles were detected travelling faster than the 30mph speed limit and 23 speeding tickets were issued. Those who were’t issued with a speeding ticket were given strong words of advice.

Police Constable Paul Atkinson, who led the activity, said: “Making our roads safer is one of the force’s top priorities.

“Our presence on Saturday was very well received by both village residents and the Waendel Walk participants.

“This activity was not only about stopping speeding drivers, it was also about educating people about the dangers of speeding on our roads.”

Speeding is one of the crimes tackled as part of Northamptonshire Police’s Fatal Four campaign which focuses on the four most common offences that can contribute to a serious injury or death on our roads.

The four are speeding, mobile phone usage, not wearing a seatbelt and drink driving. The Force aims to reduce the number of these offences committed on Northamptonshire’s roads through enforcement, education and communication.