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Calls for Crackdown on Speeding Motorists

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A leading motoring organisation has called fro a crackdown on speeding motorists, fearing that the current message that speeds kills is not getting through to drivers.

The calls from the Institute of Advanced Motoring came amid reports that a driver was caught travelling on the M25 at 149 mile-per-hour; which equates to roughly two-and-a-half miles per minute being travelled.

Although most commercially purchased vehicles are unable to reach such speeds, the driver has the dubious honour of becoming the fastest driver caught by police in England and Wales since April last year.

However, the driver is not the only one to have substantially exceeded the speed limit over the last twelve months, with figures obtained from the Institute of Advanced Motoring finding that a number of drivers have been caught travelling triple the speed limit in a 30 miles-per-hour zone.

The figures also revealed that one driver was caught travelling 119 miles-per-hour in a 50 miles-per-hour zone; with another caught travelling at 127 miles-per-hour.

As road traffic solicitors in Yorkshire, we understand the implications of being caught driving in excess of the speed limit, which is why for those motorists who have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution for speeding – either verbally or via the post, our experienced road traffic solicitors in Yorkshire can assist.

Our solicitors are experienced in representing clients in a number of motoring offence cases, and we can provide representation if you believe you should not have been awarded points on your licence or if you are facing disqualification and believe this would cause you exceptional hardship. 

To find out how our road traffic offence solicitors in Leeds can help you, contact us today.