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Sports car driver stopped doing 100mph on Acle Straight

PUBLISHED: 08:59 14 May 2020

The sports car stopped after beingt clocked doing 1000pm on the Acle Straight. Picture: Norfolk Police

The sports car stopped after beingt clocked doing 1000pm on the Acle Straight. Picture: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police

A sports car driver is facing a court date after being caught doing 100mph on the A47 Acle Straight.

Police said the vehicle had been stopped on Wednesday evening after being followed by a patrol car that had monitored its speed.

The driver was clocked doing excessive speed and has been reported. The suspected speed means they face an automatic court date.

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It comes after Norfolk Police said it had seen an increase in drivers hitting the 100mph mark on roads during the coronavirus lockdown.

Since the start of lockdown in March, 1.1% of vehicles were caught speeding at more than 100mph, double the same period last year.

Two speeding drivers were stopped doing 122mph on the Norwich southern by-pass on Saturday, May 9.

The Acle Straight is a notorious accident blackspot. In March two women were killed when their car collided with a van.


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