Police release video of appalling driving as they catch driver speeding at 66mph in a 30mph zone in Harborough district village

The video captures poor behaviour spotted on dashcams on local roads

Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 5:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 5:30 pm
A driver was caught on Harborough Road by Northamptonshire Police’s Safer Roads Team driving at 66mph in a 30mph zone.

A driver was caught by police speeding at 66mph in a 30mph zone in a village near Market Harborough.

The driver was clocked at more than twice the legal speed on the first day of new police checks in Braybrooke.

The offender was caught on Harborough Road by Northamptonshire Police’s Safer Roads Team as officers labelled the speed “unacceptable”.

Some 16 other drivers were also caught breaking the speed limit in Braybrooke on Tuesday (November 17) – with one hitting 52mph.

The village will be regularly patrolled by the police safety camera van crew after a stream of complaints from angry villagers protesting about speeding drivers.

Meanwhile, Northamptonshire Police has released a new video of clips showcasing appalling driver behaviour captured on dashcam footage on local roads.

The Safer Roads Team has created the compilation after just under half of video submissions to Operation Snap between August and October triggered further action.

Rolled out across the county in August last year, Operation Snap enables people to report driving offences by uploading video evidence via a simple online portal on the force website.

In the three-month period between August and October, police received 264 submissions from 190 individual witnesses.

They resulted in a total of 100 Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) letters being sent to registered owners.

Driving without due care and attention was the most common offence detected with a total of 39 registered owners sent NIP letters.

Other offences caught on camera ranged from driving dangerously and drivers not being in proper control of a vehicle to overtaking a vehicle on approach to a zebra crossing, ignoring traffic lights and failure to comply with traffic signs.

Northamptonshire Police’s Safer Roads Operations Manager, Matthew O’Connell, said: “As a force, one of our policing priorities is to reduce the number of people who are killed or seriously injured on our roads.

“However, we cannot do this without the continued support of the public.

“Through the use of Operation Snap, we have thousands of additional pairs of eyes helping us to keep our roads safer and thanks to the public’s support we are able to take action against driving offences we otherwise wouldn’t see.

“As a result of Operation Snap, the chances of getting caught for committing traffic offences has increased, which can only be a good thing.

“We hope that this serves as an incentive for everyone to use our roads more safely.”