IAM reveal the 10 worst speeding offences in 2014

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 09:00
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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
138 70
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
A14 Eastbound
128 70
Cheshire Constabulary
A556 Chester Road
128 70
Cumbria Constabulary
M6 Todhills
136 70
Kent Police
M25 anti-clockwise Clacket Lane Services Jn 5
146 70
M25 clockwise Swanley 146 70
Northamptonshire Police
A5 Crick Eastern Verge
140 60
North Wales Police
A5 Ty Nant to Dinmael, Conwy
136 60
Surrey Police
A3 Burntcommon
127 70
Sussex Police
London Road, East Grinstead
128 30