Five drivers have been caught travelling at more than 100mph on 30mph and 40mph limit roads in England, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
A further two were caught travelling at over 70mph in these areas, which tend to be largely residential.
The statistics were part of a Freedom of Information request by the IAM to every police force in Britain, asking for the location and speed of their top five highest recorded cases captured on safety cameras in their areas from January 1, 2015, to January 30, 2016.
Thirty-eight of 44 forces provided data. Of those, there were 11 cases where one of their top five fell in a residential 30 or 40mph area, covering five police force areas.
The list is as follows (speed recorded/location/limit on road/recorded by police force):
- 113/A663 Broadway, Barlea Avenue, Manchester/40/Greater Manchester Police
- 109/A638 York Road near Pipering Lane West, Doncaster/40/South Yorkshire Police
- 106/A56 Chester Road, near Cavendish Road Stretford/30/Greater Manchester Police
- 103/A6102 Prince of Wales Road near Mather Road, Sheffield/40/South Yorkshire Police
- 102/A6102 Prince of Wales Road near Mather Road, Sheffield/40/South Yorkshire Police
- 96/A184 Felling bypass Burlison, Gateshead/40/Northumbria Police
- 95/A193 Shields Road, Bypass, Byker, Newcastle/40/Northumbria Police
- 93/A3060 Castle Lane East, Bournemouth towards Iford/30/Dorset Police
- 92/Birmingham New Road/40/West Midlands Police
- 85/A35 Chideock – Eastbound/30/Dorset Police
- 75/A35 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth – Westbound/30/Dorset Police
Sarah Sillars, chief executive officer of IAM, said: “These are the roads we all use on a day-to-day basis and as a result are rife with hazards for any driver.
"Schoolchildren, shoppers, the elderly – they are all using the same space and won’t be prepared for anybody travelling at this speed.”
Sillars added: “Exceeding the limit to such a degree is potentially suicidal in such conditions, not to mention incredibly dangerous for other road users.
"Clearly these drivers do not see the potential consequences of what they are doing.
"We believe if we are going to change this mind set, there needs to be personalised sentencing options made available to challenge this behaviour fully.
“The IAM would support further research on which types of courses would be most effective in changing entrenched speeding attitudes so that we can start to offer them alongside the well-established speed awareness courses for those just over the limit.”