May 28, 2014

Driving At 149mph on the M25

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have obtained information on the fastest motorists after a Freedom of Information request to police authorities in England and Wales.

One motorist was caught driving at 149mph on the M25 in Swanley, Kent. Another driver was recorded driving at 96mph in Gateshead in a 30mph zone.

Other drivers were caught driving at over twice the speed limit in various areas across the country. IAM chief executive Simon Best has highlighted that ‘if anything goes wrong at that speed, you’re unlikely to walk away and you are a grave danger to the innocent road users around you’ and adds that speed limits are a limit not a target.

Guidelines on sentencing for excessive speeding offences need to be reviewed to be brought into sync with modern roads and vehicles as well as the stigma surrounding the risks of speeding.

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