Driver caught at 151mph on West Yorkshire road as shocking speeding figures revealed

A driver was caught at 151mph on a West Yorkshire road - as shocking speeding figures are revealed for the region.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 11:45 am

A freedom of information request seen by the Yorkshire Evening Post also showed that one driver was caught speeding at 60mph in a 20mph speed zone in April 2020 - 20mph faster than the same record in 2019.

Another driver was caught driving at 86mph in a 30mph zone in West Yorkshire - almost three times the speed limit.

Other shocking statistics show one driver was caught at 111mph in a 50mph zone.

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A driver was caught at 151mph on a West Yorkshire road - as shocking speeding figures are revealed for the region.

However, the total number of speeding fines handed out in April 2020 was lower than April 2019, figures revealed.

In April 2019, 14,821 fines were handed out by West Yorkshire Police.

In contrast, 11,961 fines were given in April 2020 according to the statistics released by the force.

The full list of highest speeds at each limit in West Yorkshire are as follows:

April 2019

20 mph speed limit: 40 mph

30 mph speed limit: 80 mph

40 mph speed limit: 85 mph

50 mph speed limit: 127 mph

60 mph speed limit: 104 mph

70 mph speed limit: 139 mph

April 2020

20 mph speed limit: 60 mph

30 mph speed limit: 86 mph

40 mph speed limit: 81 mph

50 mph speed limit: 111 mph

60 mph speed limit: 94 mph

70 mph speed limit: 151 mph

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