A motorist with an immaculate driving record notched up 24 penalty points in just a week – all on the same stretch of road, a court heard.
Vincent Holden, a 30-year-old freelance radiographer, drove at speeds of up to 81mph in a 60mph zone, sometimes clocking up two offences in the same day
Cannock magistrates heard he was shocked to receive the first penalty notice in the post and devastated by the time the eighth landed on his doormat.
Holden was caught on a speed camera between March 13 and 22 this year on the A38 at Bassetts Pole, near Lichfield, on his way to work in Burton-on-Trent.
Currently working in Wolverhampton, the court heard he had turned down two offers of future work because of the prospect of a driving ban.
In his defence he said that other motorists were doing similar or faster speeds and he had assumed that the cameras were not switched on.
Holden, of Maulden Gardens, Milton Keynes, pleaded guilty to eight speeding charges.
Magistrates accepted his plea that he would suffer exceptional hardship if he was unable to drive.
Instead he was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £720 and warned that the 24 points would remain on his licence for the next three years.