Man charged after being caught speeding at 130mph

The driver “showed utter disregard for the safety of other road users,” according to police.

A 26-year-old man has been charged after he was caught driving at 130mph yesterday afternoon.

Police in Ayrshire said officers in an unmarked car noticed a red Ford Focus speeding on the northbound carriageway of the A78 near Ardrossan.

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After pulling the car over, police charged the 26-year-old behind the wheel in connection with road traffic offences.

A 26-year-old man has been charged after he was caught driving at 130mph yesterday afternoon.

Inspector Greg Dinnie of the Ayrshire Road Policing Unit said: “The dangers of speeding are well known and are a contributing factor in many serious and fatal road crashes. This reckless behaviour displayed in this instance showed utter disregard for the safety of other road users.

"I regret to say that this is not an isolated incident and in recent times the Ayrshire Road Policing have dealt with a number of drivers using quieter roads to speed and risk their own lives, and the lives of others.

"Most people using the roads do so with due regard for the speed limits and driving conditions, but I would appeal to the minority to slow down and in doing so, reduce the chances of collisions and the danger to others.”

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