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Driver caught speeding at 151mph on M62 during lockdown

1 month ago   |   By Sunday Times Driving

NEW DATA obtained by the RAC shows the extent to which dangerous drivers have used empty roads during lockdown for extreme speeding.
The data, obtained through a freedom of information request, shows that 20 police forces across the UK caught their worst offenders doing more than 100mph.
The worst offender of the first three weeks of lockdown was caught doing 151mph on the M62 in West Yorkshire, more than double the 70mph speed limit.
Thirty police forces responded to the RAC's FOI request, which gathered data from March 23 to April 13, 2020.
Five police forces - Northamptonshire, Gwent...
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