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160 drivers in Norfolk caught doing 100mph or more

160 drivers in Norfolk caught doing 100mph or more

Published by KLFM
3:01pm 22nd July 2019. (Updated at 3:02pm 22nd July 2019)

CREDIT Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team

The fastest driver caught speeding in Norfolk was doing 144mph on the A47 at Terrington St John.

160 drivers in our county were caught doing 100mph or more last year.

Another driver was caught doing 124mph on the exact same stretch of road in 2018 as well.

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Norfolk Road Police said driving at speeds like this could have easily resulted in a fatal crash.

It's as the road safety charity Brake call on the government to increase funding for road policing.

They also want to see drivers like this banned automatically.

Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake, said:

“There is absolutely no justification for any driver to be travelling at such excessive speeds – more than twice the national speed limit in some cases – putting themselves and others in grave danger.

"The number of drivers caught speeding at over 100 mph makes clear the need for action.

"Anyone caught travelling at such speed should always face a ban – we have to make sure these dangerous, selfish drivers are taken off our roads.

“The Government must invest in national roads policing as a priority to provide the police with the resources they need to get out on the roads and act as a true deterrent to dangerous driving. The law must also be used to its fullest extent in penalising such dangerous behaviour, making it clear that speeding will not be tolerated.”

A Department for Transport spokesperson said:

Speeding is completely unacceptable, which is why there are tough penalties and rigorous enforcement in place for those who do this.

“Roads policing is a key deterrent in stopping drivers breaking the law and risking their and other people’s lives.

“Just this week, we announced a first-of-its-kind joint review into roads policing and traffic enforcement, to highlight the good work of police forces and others and show what more can be done to improve road safety.”

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