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Three drivers stopped near Chichester after police officer records speeds of up to 135mph on A27

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Speed enforcement checks by officers were carried out on an unlit stretch of the A27, between Chichester and Emsworth.

Speed limits are used to set the legal maximum speed at which vehicles may travel in the UK on any given stretch of road. Speed limits are generally indicated on traffic signs reflecting the maximum permitted miles per hour (MPH).  

Sussex Roads Police officer, Tom Van Der Wee, said it was a road where he has attended 'several, relatively recent fatal crashes' as well as 'daily broken down vehicles'.

He went on to say in his tweet "In one hour we stopped three drivers at speeds of 94mph, 96mph and 135mph. Slow down!"

Speed limits are set for a reason and exceeding them is illegal. The minimum penalty for speeding is £100 fine and three points added to your licence.

Receiving 12 or more points within three years may disqualify you from driving. If you’re a newly qualified driver this is reduced to six points during the first two years after you pass your test.

If you're caught by a speed camera the registered keeper of the vehicle will be sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution and a Section 172 notice within 14 days. 

 

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