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Teenager clocked doing 121mph on A47

PUBLISHED: 10:19 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:59 17 April 2018

Officers in Norfolk and Suffolk are targetting speeding drivers this week. 
Photo: Jerry Daws.

Officers in Norfolk and Suffolk are targetting speeding drivers this week. Photo: Jerry Daws.

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A teenager has been caught doing more than 120mph on the A47 on the first day of a week-long police campaign targeting speeding drivers.

The 18-year-old was clocked doing 121mph on the A47 at King’s Lynn in a Ford Fiesta. Officers on Twitter described it as “shocking”.

Other stops included a minibus on the A11 at Wymondham, which was clocked travelling at 91mph with six people onboard, a Ford Mondeo on the A47 doing 124mph and a three vehicles travelling at more than 90mph on the A47 between Gorleston and Lowestoft.

The stops come during a week-long enforcement campaign by officers in Norfolk and Suffolk with an increased amount of checks and enforcement across the two counties.

Ahead of the campaign, which runs until Sunday, Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: “Speeding is one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which makes you more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision - alongside drink driving, driving whilst using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

“All too often officers have to deal with the results of drivers speeding, which can be devastating, with families and friends being left behind to pick up their lives after the event. One fatality on our roads is one too many.”

Motorists caught speeding are issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness course.

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