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Fastest motorists caught on Sussex roads
3:40pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in News
Two of the fastest motorists in the country were caught speeding in Sussex.
The cases were ranked first and fifth respectively in a list of the top speeds logged by police forces in the last year.
The highest in the country was a rider stopped while travelling at 152mph on his Yamaha motorbike on the A27 at Binstead – more than double the national speed limit.
Steven Tull, 36, of Pennells Close, Liphook, Hampshire, is due to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on October 29 charged with dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, speeding and driving without a valid test certificate.
The second highest speed recorded in Sussex involved a driver caught on the A27 near Chichester travelling at 134mph.
The figures emerged from Freedom of Information requests made to police forces by insurance company LV.
The company found that A roads accounted for seven of the top 10 speeding cases.
Even if high-speed driving does not end with a crash, if convicted, it can lead to lengthy driving bans, fines of up to £2,500, increased insurance and possible prison sentences.
A spokesman for the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership said the partnership was concerned about excessive speeds throughout the counties - whether they were on major routes such as the A27 or through towns and villages.
More details on camera sites and safety advice can be found at www.SussexSaferRoads.gov.uk.