A resident is calling on police to give speeding drivers the red light.
Ron Woodbridge, who has lived on the Queensway estate in Wellingborough for 25 years, is urging officers to mount a traffic campaign targeting motorists exceeding the speed limit.
He said: “The speed of road users in this area has reached what can only be described as ridiculous. Vehicles along the Hardwick Road constantly exceed the limit.
“At rush hours it is not uncommon even to witness overtaking, regardless of the pedestrian operated crossing. Vehicles park wherever they like, on pavements, within the zig-zag lines on the Queensway pedestrian crossing, on grass verges and particularly at lowered crossing points for pushchairs and wheelchair users.
“Queensway is a clearly marked 20mph zone, yet the average speed of vehicles must be in the region of 40mph. The roadworthiness of some vehicles must also be questionable.
“Why don’t the police mount a traffic monitoring campaign in this area at times when the roads have a heavy volume of traffic?” Police said they will be in the area as part of their drink-drive campaign.
Anyone with concerns can also speak to them at Sainsbury’s between noon and 2pm.
Mr Woodbridge originally contacted the Herald & Post via the website to leave a comment after Wellingborough Rural Safer Community Team caught people speeding along Irchester Road and Wollaston Road. See page 4.