Drivers caught at over 100mph
Five drivers have been caught travelling at more than 100mph on 30 and 40mph limit roads in England, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
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 1 January 2015 to 30 January 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, IAM chief executive officer, 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.’
At 30mph a vehicle would travel 13 metres a second with the overall stopping distance at 30mph being 22 metres. At 100mph a vehicle would travel 45 metres every second with a stopping distance of 182 metres.
Sarah continued, ‘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.’