Motorist clocked at 109mph on Doncaster road

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A speed camera clocked a motorist driving at 109mph in Doncaster, South Yorkshire Police has revealed.

The driver was caught in a 40mph zone on the A638 York Road near Pipering Lane West.

In Sheffield, two motorists were caught driving at 102 and 103mph by the same camera on Prince of Wales Road, near Mather Road, Darnall.

The speeds were released by South Yorkshire Police under the Freedom of Information Act

Sarah Sillars, chief executive officer of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, said: “These are the roads we all use on a day-to-day basis and as a result are rife with hazards for any driver. Schoolchildren, shoppers, the elderly – they are all using the same space and won’t be prepared for anybody travelling at this speed.

“Exceeding the limit to such a degree is potentially suicidal in such conditions, not to mention incredibly dangerous for other road users. Clearly these drivers do not see the potential consequences of what they are doing.

“We believe if we are going to change this mind set, there needs to be personalised sentencing options made available to challenge this behaviour fully.

“The IAM would support further research on which types of courses would be most effective in changing entrenched speeding attitudes so that we can start to offer them alongside the well-established speed awareness courses for those just over the limit.”

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