Speeding violations continue to rise

Although there are no speed cameras in Northamptonshire, the police do use camera traps to catch speeding motorists. Roads around the county are monitored regularly, including the A605, a road notorious for its traffic accidents. The data is published monthly online.

In February, 69 people were caught speeding on the A605 at Thrapston, with the highest speed being 111 miles per hour in a 60mph speed limit. Traffic police spent a total of around seven and a half hours monitoring the road in February, meaning that a person was caught approximately every six or seven minutes.

In March, 209 people were caught speeding on the A605 at Thrapston and Barnwell, with the highest speed being 91 miles per hour in a 40mph speed limit. The police spent around ten hours with the camera trap in March, meaning that someone was caught around every three minutes. Nine people were also cited for seatbelt offences.

Robert Brettle
June 2002