Motorist caught speeding at 63 miles per hour in 30 miles per hour zone

A motorist is facing court action after they were clocked driving at more than double the the speed limit.

Monday, 8th June 2020, 6:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 3:51 pm

The driver was caught speeding at 63 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour area of Sherburn Village, near Durham City, by Durham Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit (RPU).

A force Facebook message on Monday, June 8, stated “63mph in a 30mph limit is not acceptable” and showed an image of equipment with the 63 miles per hour reading.

The post added: “This driver was stopped in Sherburn Village last week by our RPU specials. They were reported and now await a court date.”

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Durham Police caught a driver speeding at 63 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone.

Neighbouring Northumbria Police reported only last week how a motorist was facing similar action after they were caught driving at 96 miles hour along 50 miles per hour Houghton Cut.

With lockdown restrictions easing and roads likely to become busier, officers have urged motorists to watch their speeds.

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