Speed camera clocks driver going 149mph on M25 at Swanley

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A motorist has been clocked by Swanley speed cameras driving at 149mph on the M25.

The phenomenal figure is the highest speed recorded in England and Wales between April 2013 and May 2014.  

It was revealed following freedom of information requests to 39 police authorities by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).   

IAM chief executive Simon Best said: "149 miles per hour equates to nearly two and a half miles in a minute. 

"If anything goes wrong at that speed, you’re unlikely to walk away and you are a grave danger to the innocent road users around you."

“Speed limits are a limit.  They are not a target to beat."

Magistrates' guidelines on sentencing for speeding include:
-  70 mph road: For driving between 101 and 110 mph.  Fine plus 6 points or disqualified for 7-56 days.
- 50 mph road:  For driving between 76 and 85 mph. Fine plus 6 points or disqualified for 7-56 days.
- 30 mph road:  For driving between 51 and 60mph. Fine plus 6 points or disqualified for 7-56 days.


 

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2:28pm Wed 28 May 14

Marty1979 says...

I know NS use library photos, but I doubt it was that van doing 149mph - and that road doesn't look like the M25
I know NS use library photos, but I doubt it was that van doing 149mph - and that road doesn't look like the M25 Marty1979
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5:06pm Wed 28 May 14

london10 says...

The sentencing guidelines are ridiculously soft.
The sentencing guidelines are ridiculously soft. london10
  • Score: 2

8:35pm Wed 28 May 14

The Beast of Belvedere says...

String em up!
String em up! The Beast of Belvedere
  • Score: 0

6:03pm Thu 29 May 14

oBLiVioN 70 says...

If it was there they are SPECS so he would have gone over 149 at some point most likely.

Doesn't mention what time of day like if it was an empty motorway.

Dangerous speed if there's other traffic I admit but saying if something goes wrong at that speed you're unlikely to walk away? Same is true of something going wrong at 70, if 70 was safe for a Ford cortina then 100 is safe for the majority of modern cars, it's not how fast it's the circumstances.
If it was there they are SPECS so he would have gone over 149 at some point most likely. Doesn't mention what time of day like if it was an empty motorway. Dangerous speed if there's other traffic I admit but saying if something goes wrong at that speed you're unlikely to walk away? Same is true of something going wrong at 70, if 70 was safe for a Ford cortina then 100 is safe for the majority of modern cars, it's not how fast it's the circumstances. oBLiVioN 70
  • Score: 3

9:09am Fri 30 May 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Be fair, most people who find themselves in Swanley want to get out of there as quickly as possible.
Be fair, most people who find themselves in Swanley want to get out of there as quickly as possible. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 4

11:43am Fri 30 May 14

ms day says...

THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP YOUR WHEELS IN SWANLEY IS TO GO FAST
THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP YOUR WHEELS IN SWANLEY IS TO GO FAST ms day
  • Score: 3

11:24pm Fri 30 May 14

Harold_Monk says...

"SPEEEEEEEED!!!!" (Clarkson 2012)
"SPEEEEEEEED!!!!" (Clarkson 2012) Harold_Monk
  • Score: -1

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