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Motorist driving at 141mph on M6 Toll among 300 drivers caught in speeding crackdown

By Harriet Evans | Crime | Published:

Almost 300 motorists - including some travelling at double the speed limit - have been caught speeding during a crackdown by motorway officers.

Nearly 300 motorists have been caught for speeding in Staffordshire in one month

One motorist was spotted driving at 141mph on the M6 Toll and another at 140mph on the M6 between junction 12 and 13.

Central Motorway Police Group launched a month-long speeding operation on May 8 on the M6 and A500 in Staffordshire and have recorded 279 speeders.

Those speeding were above the limit where a driver would qualify for a speed awareness course and were caught by officers patrolling the motorway and roadside cameras.

The motorists caught were given either three points and a fine or reported for summons.

Five vehicles were also stopped and seized for having no insurance.

A number of drivers were also stopped by officers and dealt with after being caught driving at 90mph in 50mph limit zones on the A500.

Inspector Sion Hathaway, from Central Motorway Police Group, said: “Just a few extra miles per hour can make all the difference to a driver’s reaction, braking distances and ultimately put other lives at risk.

“Though a total of 279 drivers caught speeding may be a worrying figure – those are 279 incidents that could have ended up in a devastating result.

“We hope those caught will think twice about putting both themselves and other motorists in danger and we’ll carry on taking action on those that continue to speed.”

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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