Police slam “reckless, selfish and dangerous” motorist clocked doing 128mph on an icy A303 in Somerset

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Police have slammed a "reckless, selfish & dangerous" motorist clocked doing 128mph during  the recent icy conditions.

A motorist has been branded “selfish” and “dangerous” after they were caught speeding at 128 mph on an icy dual carriageway. Traffic officers recorded the jaw-dropping figure earlier this week.

The incident took place on the A303 in Somerset which has a 70 mph speed limit. It comes at a time when over 100 reports of road-related incidents were reported in the area between 6pm and 11pm on Monday (January 16) alone.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Astonished Avon and Somerset Police officers took to Twitter to shame the motorist. Branding them “reckless”, they made their feelings apparent over the motorist almost doubling the speed limit in treacherous conditions.

They said: “Reckless, selfish & dangerous - this driver was captured at 128 mph by one of our enforcement officers a couple of days ago. It’s the A303 in Somerset & a 70mph limit which in the cold and icy conditions we’re experiencing is too high, so nearly double that is [angry emojji]!”

The dangerous driving was spotted just days after a major incident was declared after a double decker bus overturned due to severe ice in the region. 56 of the 70 passengers on board were treated for injuries caused by the crash, though there were no casualties.

Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.