Driver stopped doing 150mph on a dual carriageway in Northamptonshire — with two kids on board

"It is hard to understand why so many people continue to put their own life and the lives of others at risk by speeding"

By Kevin Nicholls
Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 8:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 9:00 am
The BMW was clocked at 150mph along this stretch of the A45 near Earls Barton
The BMW was clocked at 150mph along this stretch of the A45 near Earls Barton

Shocked traffic cops clocked a motorist doing an astonishing 150mph on a dual carriageway in Northamptonshire — with two kids on board.

Officers from the Force's Road Crime Team spotted the black BMW M140i speeding along the A45 westbound between Earls Barton and Northampton on Sunday.

But when they pulled the vehicle over, they found two children aged six and four also on board.

The 29-year-old driver will be summonsed to appear in court.

Drivers caught speeding at over 100mph on 70mph roads can face fines of up to £1,000 and a ban of up to 56 days.

Northamptonshire's Safer Roads Operations Manager, Matt O’Connell, said: “It is hard to understand why so many people continue to put their own life and the lives of others at risk by speeding when the consequences of getting it wrong are so extreme, and can leave families devastated by the loss of loved ones.

“Speeding kills – it is as simple as that.

"It is one of the four biggest dangers while driving and the difference of even just a few miles per hour can be the difference between life and death."

Last year, 42 people were killed on the county’s road network, and a further 347 were seriously injured. Excessive speed was a contributing factor in 14 per cent of collisions.

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