Police forces stop 2,000 motorists speeding over 100mph in 2014-15
More than 2,000 motorists were stopped by police forces across the UK speeding at more than 100mph in the last year.
Police were asked by BBC Radio 5 Live in response to a Freedom of Information Request, to supply details for the 2014-15 financial year on the number of offences recorded where a motorist was found to be going over 100mph. Forces were also asked to supply the maximum speed, location and make and model of the vehicle involved.
Three of the 45 forces in the UK – Greater Manchester, Kent and Thames Valley – chose not to supply any details however responses shown at least 2,169 traffic reports filed against motorists travelling at more than 100mph.
The highest speeds recorded were a footballer in his BMW M4 caught speeding at 156mph on the A1 in Cambridgeshire, a Mercedes C200 travelling at 155mph on the M1 in Hertfordshire and a Jaguar on the M4 in Gloucestershire speeding at 144mph.
152 out of the 2,169 motorists were caught at 120mph or faster, with 43 stopped driving at speeding of at least 130mph.
The highest number of motorists caught speeding at more than 100mph where from the following police constabularies:
Cambridgeshire Constabulary – 284
Humberside Police – 166
Avon and Somerset Constabulary – 164
Hertfordshire Constabulary – 155
North Yorkshire Police – 154
West Mercia Police – 151