Speeding

Traffic cameraA Freedom of Information request has revealed the following: A motorist has been caught speeding at 149mph (240km/h). The offence, on the M25 near Swanley in Kent, was captured by a speed camera and was the highest recorded speed during the period April 2013 to May 2014.

Other findings showed:

• The highest speed recorded on a 30mph road was 96mph in Leam Lane in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

• The highest on a 50mph road was on the A414 Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, where a motorist clocked 119mph.

• The highest on a 60mph road was 127mph on the A413 Wendover bypass in Buckinghamshire.

If you find yourself on the wrong side of a speed camera, we may be able to help. See our Road Traffic page for more information.

Thanks to Barrister Andrew Keogh for these statistics.