A DRIVER has been caught speeding at 100mph on the A23.

The van was stopped by Sussex Roads Police officers as part of the "Fatal 5" campaign.

At the start of April, Sussex Police launched Operation Downsway in an attempt to cut the number of people killed or seriously injured and to target antisocial and dangerous motorists.

Using a variety of tactics including the latest technology in automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and drones, police aim to reduce the ‘Fatal 5’ factors.

They are speeding, careless driving, drink and drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone while driving.

The Argus: Van driver caught speeding at 100mph on A23 near HandcrossVan driver caught speeding at 100mph on A23 near Handcross

On Tuesday, the van was travelling down the A23 near Handcross when it was detected  at an average speed of 100mph – 40mph above the speed limit.

The driver was stopped by officers and found to have an expired licence due to a previous conviction.

They were summonsed to court for both offences.

Earlier that day, another van was caught speeding at 92mph on the A27 in Lewes.

As part of Operation Downsway, Roads Policing Unit officers responded and completed 108 traffic offence reports or conditional fixed penalty notices in the first two weeks of April.

Eight arrests were made and a further 19 motorists were reported for summons.

Meanwhile, officers also issued 20 warnings for antisocial driving, while five vehicles were seized for either insurance or licence offences.