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Five speeders caught doing over 140 mph

New figures from insurers LV have revealed that at least five drivers were caught speeding at over 140 mph on Britain’s roads last year.

The insurance company made Freedom of Information requests to police forces across the country to obtain the information, with the highest speed recorded being a motorbike on the A27 in Sussex which was clocked at a staggering 152 mph.

The Dundee to Aberdeen stretch of the A90 in Scotland can now lay claim to being Britain’s ‘fastest’ road, given that it contained no fewer than three of the six worst speeding offences recorded, while the the fastest motorway offender was caught doing 142 mph on the M4.

Edmund King, AA president said: “This data shows that there are still some crazy, reckless drivers on some of our roads. Driving at these speeds should be reserved for the racetrack rather than the public highway.

“Even if this irresponsible high speed driving doesn’t result in a crash, if convicted, it will lead to lengthy driving bans, high fines (up to £2,500), increased insurance and possible prison sentences.”

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