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Five drivers caught at more than 100mph on 30mph and 40mph limit roads


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.”

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  • Helen - 04/03/2016 17:29

    I hope all these drivers were banned for such blatant disregard for everything!! Utterly mind blowing selfishness.

  • Peter - 05/03/2016 10:03

    Roads in general are having lower and lower speed limits enforced so a typical journey between point 'A' and point 'B' has increased in time even when the roads is not busy, people who use the road for work are finding their days have increased in length, roads are seemingly designed by people who have NO personal driving experience and have adopted the idea that lower speeds mean lower incidences, WRONG, driving style and failing to adhere to basic rules are the main cause of collisions, I name but a few, changing lane without prior indication, changing lane without double checking blind spots, saying in the wrong lane, attempting to correct a missed junction by swerving towards it (its your fault go to another junction or circumnavigate a roundabout and come off in a safe manner) Middle lane cruisers and stay on your right wing because I can drivers, not to mention the Ill speed up on the inside lane because you have just woke me up as you were trying to pass pillocks, education both on and off the road faster road design if you slow one road down you should increase the alternative, give us a break please

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