Excessive speeding catalogued in RAC study

The RAC has built up a file of some of the worst excesses of people speeding on the quieter roads during stay-at-home messaging.

It put in a Freedom of Information request to all British police forces and heard how 20 caught their worst offenders at speeds in excess of 100mph.

The worst speeder in the first three weeks of the lockdown was caught in West Yorkshire driving at 151mph on the M62, 11mph faster than the next fastest recorded which was 140mph on the A14 in Suffolk.

Six forces – The Met, Northamptonshire, Gwent, Staffordshire, Kent and Humberside – all caught motorists driving at speeds in excess of 130mph and three others – Police Scotland, The Met and Lancashire – recorded drivers at speeds over 120mph.

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