Speeding driver clocks 163mph on the M1

A motorist was caught hitting 163mph on the M1.

Warning of the consequences of speeding, the Metropolitan Police’s lead officer for road safety in London tweeted a picture of the recorded speed over the weekend.

Detective superintendent Andy Cox wrote: ‘Extreme speeding has consequences and impact: consequences to life, consequences to licence (if lost job and finance), knock on impact for NHS heroes, knock on impact for Covid-19 medical care.

‘A 163mph speeder yesterday on the M1, London, should be ashamed of themselves.

‘The UK legal system as a whole must recognise the risk of extreme speeders, eg devastation caused had they crashed, victims disabled, families bereaved, emergency services and NHS stretched, insurance higher and wider economic impact. Vital to support lawful road users with real deterrence.’

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Lizzie Day