Scottish driver caught speeding more than 100mph in 30mph zone

A motorist in Scotland has been caught speeding more than three times the speed limit.

A motorist in Scotland has been caught speeding more than three times the speed limit.

The driver in question was driving 101mph in a 30mph zone, according to a recent study on speeding in the country.

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The research shows the fastest speed in restricted zones across Scotland has been more than double the limit in most cases.

The driver in question was driving 101mph in a 30mph zone, according to a recent study on speeding in the country.

In a 20mph zone the fastest speed recorded was 44mph; 30mph, 101mph; 40mph, 104mph: 50mph, 123mph; 60mph, 120mph and 70mph, 153mph.

More than 80,000 drivers have been caught speeding in Scotland throughout last year, according to the study done by Confused.com, which also reveals more reckless driving seen in the UK under coronavirus lockdown.

One in five UK drivers have seen or heard more cars speeding since being in lockdown as data shows 44 per cent of UK’s speed cameras are on, either temporarily or permanently.

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Tthis could be down to fewer people on the roads, with more than two in five (42 per cent) drivers believing people are more likely to speed if the roads are quiet.

More than a third (36 per cent) already believe people are taking advantage of the empty roads.

The total figure for fines released last year reached more than £8 million, the recent data reveals.

If a driver is caught speeding, they are charged minimum £100.

Alex Kindred, car insurance expert at Confused.com, said: “At times like this, when there are fewer cars on the road, it might be tempting to take advantage. But, as our research shows, nearly half of speed cameras are always switched on – so you’re less likely to get away with it than you might think.

“Ultimately, speed limits are in place for a reason – to keep road users and pedestrians safe.

“And with the way speeding fines are calculated, you might face far heftier fines than you realise, with the potential of paying up to 175% of your weekly income. However, it can be confusing to know exactly how much this could be. To see how much this could set you back, our speeding calculator works out the cost of a fine, while highlighting at what point you could be hit with a ban.”