Over 170 motorists were caught by police speeding at over 100mph on Lincolnshire’s roads last year, but the number of speedsters is dropping year on year.
Road safety charity Brake data shows that in 2018, 9,596 drivers were caught by police nationally, with the highest speed recorded 162mph on the M1 Southbound in South Yorkshire and the M4 Eastbound in Avon and Somerset. That is more than twice the national limit on motorways.
In Lincolnshire 178 drivers were caught exceeding 100mph in 2018. This is a reduction on the figure of the 265 motorists caught in 2017.
The overall fastest speed recorded in the county last year was 151mph. Speeds of 151mph and 145mph were both recorded on the A17 at Little Sutton by a 36-year-old male.
Linas Gedminas was caught on camera clocking speeds of 151mph, 145mph and 78mph in his Audi S8 three times in one week in June 2018. He was also banned from driving for a year at a sentencing hearing on March 5.
Speeds of 141mph and 135mph were recorded on the A1 Barrowby and A46 Lincoln Bypass respectively. The fifth highest speed recorded in Lincolnshire last year was 128mph on the A46 at Dunholme by a 27-year-old man.
Drivers caught speeding at over 100mph are referred to court, where magistrates have the discretion to issue a driving ban or six penalty points on a driver’s licence.
Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake, said: “The number of drivers caught speeding at over 100mph highlights some deeply concerning issues with speeding across the country and makes clear the need for action.
“Anyone caught travelling at such speed should always face a ban – we have to make sure these dangerous, selfish drivers are taken off our roads.”