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Speed restriction measures

Reported via desktop in the Road Markings - Worn/Faded category anonymously at 10:11, Friday 7 May 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2711591.

Speed restriction measures required along Havelock Street to reduce speeding trafic and risk of accidents/injury to predestrians.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:12, Friday 7 May 2021

  • Thank you for your comments to Highways Street Doctor Service with to your concerns about speeding in Havelock Street, Kettering. Traffic calming measures and one way systems were introduced in the Havelock Street and the surrounding area about 15 years ago, due to high number of accidents in the area and to deter “rat running” through these streets. A series of “roll over” road humps were introduced along Havelock Street, a priority change was introduced at the Wellington Road junction and a raised table and narrowing was introduced at the Nelson Street junction to help reduce vehicle speeds along this road. Northamptonshire Highways, in conjunction with the Police monitor all injury accidents on the roads in Northamptonshire. Any locations where the record of accidents raises concerns, either as a cluster of accidents at a specific point, or a series of accidents along a length of road, will be investigated further. In Havelock Street there is currently no evidence on road safety terms to warrant the introduction of any further speed reduction measures along this road. Unfortunately every section of road network represents a risk to one type of road user or another and it is impossible to totally eliminate those risks. It is likely that the majority of motorists travelling on this road are law abiding and compliant. Regrettably there will always be a small minority of thoughtless motorists who disregard limits and do not drive in accordance with the conditions of the road or environment.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:35, Friday 14 May 2021

  • Following an on-site risk based assessment there is no action required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:36, Friday 14 May 2021

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