BMW driver's £1,600 bill for speeding TWICE on same stretch of M1 at Northampton

Vehicle clocked doing 78mph and 84mph on stretch where limit was 50mph

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 1:13 pm

A driver landed himself with a whopping £1,600 bill and a ban after being caught speeding TWICE in his BMW on the same stretch of motorway near Northampton.

Wahdatuddin Zazai, 26, was snapped five months apart by speed cameras in the 50mph zone of the M1 heading south from junction 15.

Automatic cameras clocked Mr Zazai at 84mph in June last year — and again doing 78mph in November.

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The temporary limit is in force while work to upgrade that section of the M1 to a smart motorway is being carried out, although it was lifted from 50mph to 60mph earlier this year.

Mr Zazai, from Brent in north-west London, was fined £660 at Northampton Magistrates' Court last month, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £66 on each offence.

He was also disqualified from driving for six months.

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Traffic cameras snapped the same BMW going to fast twice on the same stretch of the M1

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