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Novice driver clocked at 103mph and two more motorists caught doing 109mph on A11 in Norfolk

11:17 24 January 2016

Archant Norfolk 2014

Police have urged drivers to slow down after catching a string of motorists speeding on the A11 - including one novice driver who was doing 103mph and two more who were clocked at 109mph.

The road casualty reduction team of Norfolk and Suffolk’s roads policing unit have been tweeting some of their activities over the weekend.
And they said by 1pm yesterday they had caught nine drivers speeding on the A11, the highest at 98mph. Later in the afternoon, they reported that a driver who had only passed their test less than a year ago was clocked at 103mph on the A11.

The team also clocked a car doing 91mph, with two defective tyres and passengers including a child.

And, on the A47, they stopped a motorist after they nearly drove into learner driver.

They tweeted: “Only reactions of instructor and dual controls avoided crash.”

Today Sgt Chris Harris, from the unit, tweeted: “Just visited the Central @NSRoadsPolicing team & they’ve informed me that they’ve just stopped two cars together at 109mph.”

The cars were caught speeding down the A11 at Wymondham towards Thetford just before 10am on Sunday, one behind the other one.

24 comments

  • Chris Johnson, fair points made, I think 109mph is getting carried away but you are wasting your time here on EDP forums with any argument regarding speeding. The posters on here think anyone doing over 70mph is a mad axeman or child attacker, whilst they would drive past a school at 08.30 in the morning at dead on 30 mph which is clearly not appropriate but to them they are not breaking the law so its all OK.

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    Jimhow

    Monday, January 25, 2016

  • Norwich Red was cut up by someone going straight on at at roundabout. This is the problem with the majority of road users these days, anyone going past them is breaking the law, they believe we should all follow like sheep whilst they potter along and sit at clear roundabouts for ages before pulling out.

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    Jimhow

    Monday, January 25, 2016

  • ChrisJohnson1970....…”What’s the big deal”……….and you seriously can’t see what’s wrong….! It’s dangerous and it’s breaking the law. Do you own a BMW, Merc, Audi or a Motorbike….they are the normal culprits of silly speeds.

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    Andy.Knight

    Monday, January 25, 2016

  • Yes you are right. Norwich Red is the one that is confused. You can go straight ahead in that lane. I do it all the time. Anyway speeding to excess is dangerous. I think penalties should fit the offence. Lets lower the fines for minor speeding i.e. 5mph over but raise fines for the excessive offences

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    Birch1

    Monday, January 25, 2016

  • Norwichred - it's perfectly legal to go round that roundabout in the outside lane to go straight on into Colman Rd. The outside lane is not marked as "right turn only".

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Monday, January 25, 2016

  • ".....They only take action when they are GUARANTEED to make money off fines....". The police don't keep the money from fines , perhaps you think judges and magistrates pocket the money from the fines they issue as well ?

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    Larson Whipsnade

    Monday, January 25, 2016

  • I always find articles like this funny as the police are some of the worse drivers on our roads. In November, At 1am driving back from London I was overtaken by a police motorcyclist. There was thick fog, he was in the outside lane and he stayed in the outside lane as far as I could see. No blue lights flashing and he must have been doing AT LEAST 120mph! In thick fog. The other day, I was going round notcutts roundabout and got cut up by a police driver who used the right hand turn lane to get in front of me going straight on. They act like idiots, don't protect the innocent road users (when I had video of a driver on a mobile phone hitting me on a cycle they didn't want to know). They only take action when they are GUARANTEED to make money off fines

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    norwichred

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • And.. what's the big deal in a modern car these speeds would be fine on some stretches of clear dualed roads as long as other road users are taken into account and speeds reduced when other motorists come into view,drive to your ability and think about your actions at all times,I also believe the speed limit is to high in some urban areas and many country lanes.

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    ChrisJohnson1970

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Try having an early night you attention seeking old troll John.

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    Larson Whipsnade

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Boring story, try catching some real criminals for a change!

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    dave123

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Well rather than urging them to slow down they should get these idiots off the road permanently, before they kill somebody, same goes for the huge number of people you see using phone while driving, even the tiny proportion who are caught usually get a fine of £100-200 maybe a few points and carry on exactly the same. There should also be a way of reporting dangerous drivers to insurance companies so their premiums can be hugely increased, that would be more effective.

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    RobD

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Well rather than urging them to slow down they should get these idiots off the road permanently, before they kill somebody, same goes for the huge number of people you see using phone while driving, even the tiny proportion who are caught usually get a fine of £100-200 maybe a few points and carry on exactly the same. There should also be a way of reporting dangerous drivers to insurance companies so their premiums can be hugely increased, that would be more effective.

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    RobD

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Green Ink: "Well done, boys in blue. That'll be three less idiots on the road....." Yeah but for how long? Not long enough given the leniency of this country's justice system.

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    One Horse Town

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • The drivers should be banned from driving for a long period and their cars should be crushed.

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    beverley

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • I like the use of average speed cameras, although they don't differentiate between cars and psv. White van man in his transit should be booked at 70 on a dual carriageway, but probably never happens. The money raised could then be used to fill in the potholes.

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    Davidbrian552

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Why urge drivers to slow down? If they are breaking the law, book them.

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    Alharry

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Bigliners - because it costs money, and people won't pay extra. You'd have to introduce legislation to force manufacturers to limit car speeds. What happens when they go abroad? As soon as you find a way to restrict speeds, there will be a black market in disabling the technology. Plus, what do you do about the millions of older cars on the roads that cannot be retrofitted with the limiters?

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • El84 - "stopped" is the shorthand the police use in retorts. It can cover anything from having a word with the driver about the manner of their driving to addressing them for causing death by dangerous driving. Instead of overreacting to the choice of wording, be thankful that the driver responsible was prevented from actually causing an accident.

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Can someone please explain to me, why do they produce cars capable of these speeds, when it is illegal? Please don't give this 'bull' about exports - left and right hand drive springs to mind! Buses and trucks are usually speed restricted - why not cars? 70mph should be enough for anyone whose not an idiot (and braindead!)

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    biglingers

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Read it again Larson..Two separate cars.."The team also clocked a car doing 91mph, with two defective tyres and passengers including a child." "And, on the A47, they stopped a motorist after they nearly drove into learner driver. " The report clearly says they actually reported the speeders, but states they only "STOPPED" the dangerous driver.

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    el84

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • "......So they reported the drivers for speeding but only stopped a dangerous driver ...." . Er ...clearly no. Unless they managed to spot the two defective tyres on the car doing 91 mph purely by sight as it raced by.......some spot.

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    Larson Whipsnade

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Ban them for long time and scrap their cars.

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    beverley

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • So they reported the drivers for speeding but only stopped a dangerous driver who was seen to almost cause an accident!!! So much for common sense & road safety.

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    el84

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Well done, boys in blue. That'll be three less idiots on the road. They'll need to pedal hard to achieve those speeds on their bikes.

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    Green Ink from Tunbridge Wells

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

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