NOTTS: Worst speeding offenders revealed

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Nottinghamshire’s worst speeders have been revealed in new figures, including one driver clocked at a staggering 120mph in a 50mph zone.

The figures come from road safety campaign group the Institute of Advanced Motorists, who asked forces for the highest recorded incidences of speed caught on safety cameras in 2014, including locations, speed limits and top speed in each case.

In Notts, the worst offenders included a car recorded at 120mph on the A631, in Beckingham - an incredible 70mph OVER the limit.

This was the highest speed recorded on 50mph-limit road anywhere in the whole country last year.

Another camera on the A631 clocked a car doing 113mph.

Notts cops also recorded a driver doing 110mph through a 50mph-limited stretch of the M1 Southbound, another doing 104mph on the A6097 and 99mph on the A1.

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Sarah Sillars, IAM chief executive officer, said: “It is disheartening to say the least that some road users are showing such disregard for the safety of all other road users – pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other drivers.”

She added that at very high speeds it is impossible to react to things happening in front of the vehicle.

She added: ““It is also impossible to handle corners, gradients, street furniture and junctions with any effectiveness. In short, all these individuals are playing with their own lives and others – they are all accidents waiting to happen and it requires a major shift in the attitudes of these people to think about safety.”