Vehicle recorded at 74mph in village!

The chart above is taken from the data recorded by the speed monitor on Stamford Road, Weldon. This is a 30mph stretch of road and residents have been campaigning for many years to have traffic calming measures put in place to reduce the volume of traffic and also to restrict the maximum speed possible on the road.

The latest call from local people is for Kettering Road to be closed as a through road to stop traffic using the village as a 'rat run', which means avoiding the bypass to gain a couple of minutes advantage on other vehicles.

In the last few years two people have been hit by vehicles and seriously injured on the zebra crossing and the pictures below show what happened when a car hit a parked car allegedly at 30mph. Shunting it up the kerb and through a stone wall narrowly missing a family's window and writing both vehicles off. Imagine if that was a person that had been hit!

The vehicle recorded at 74mph in December and many more over the 30mph limit is proof that there is a serious issue with speeding as well as the sheer volume of vehicles using the road that don't need to.

Do you think there is a problem? Do you think we should protect our village?


2 thoughts on “Vehicle recorded at 74mph in village!

  • January 13, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Blocking off the road would not make any difference, I agree with the above response Corby Road would become more of an issue than it already is.

    What is happening with the calming measure that were going to be implemented ? Parish council ?

    Also Oundle Road over the Bridge is very dangerous from the volume of traffic from Weldon Park there will be an accident soon !

  • January 9, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Doesn’t make any sense to block off the Kettering Road would only make Corby Road busier than ever . Even now it’s really bad with the volume of cars, buses, and sometimes even lorries using Corby Road .
    Also in addition to that you have large number of parked cars which on many occasions have had wing mirrors taken off by passing cars . Let’s get the calming measures as promised along Stamford Road.

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