One driver was clocked going 128mph in a 30 zone
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has lifted the lid on the worst examples of excessive speeding across England and Wales in 2014.
Britain’s two worst speeders were caught at 146mph, both by Kent Police on the M25. One was travelling anti-clockwise at Junction 5 at Clacket Lane Services, the other going clockwise at Swanley.
But perhaps the most astounding figure was 128mph recorded on London Road, East Grinstead – a 30mph road, exceeding the limit by 98mph.
The statistics come from a Freedom of Information request made by the leading road safety charity to police forces in England and Wales.
Sarah Sillars, IAM chief executive officer, said: “It is disheartening to say the least that some road users are showing such disregard for the safety of all other road users – pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other drivers.
“At speeds of 140mph an individual is travelling at nearly two-and-a-half miles a minute. At that speed it is simply impossible to react to anything that might happen in front of you.
The ten highest offences were:
|Location||Speed (mph)||Limit (mph)|
|Avon and Somerset Police
M4 J20 – 19 Eastbound
A556 Chester Road
M25 anti-clockwise Clacket Lane Services Jn 5
|M25 clockwise Swanley||146||70|
A5 Crick Eastern Verge
|North Wales Police
A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael, Conwy
London Road, East Grinstead