Five of the biggest Speeding tickets ever issued in the UK

Safe to say that none of these drivers will be getting any prizes for these feats of stupidity anytime soon

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Speeding is the one thing we all do at some point regardless of if we admit it or not. On any road, if you exceed the governed limit by even 1mph then by the letter of the law, you are speeding.

For some drivers though, a few miles an hour over the limit wasn’t enough. In fact, some of these speeding tickets are for such eye wateringly huge numbers that it will make you wonder how they ever managed to achieve such speed on a public road at all.

1. Seat Leon Cupra – 154mph

154mph is very quick in one of these, just 1mph off the top end

154mph is very quick in one of these, just 1mph off the top end

One man managed a staggering 154mph in his Leon Cupra in April 2016 on the A11 in Suffolk. For this 84mph of additional speed, the driver received a 56-day ban and a £365 fine for his ‘efforts’.

Fun Fact of the day aside from the driver being a bit dim-witted is that a Leon Cupra tops out at 155mph.

2. BMW M3 – 156.7mph

The Ultimate Going To Jail Machine

The Ultimate Going To Jail Machine

This genius was clocked doing 156.7mph on the A90 between Aberdeen and Dundee in March 2003. To make matters even worse the driver in question was driving while disqualified.

For this one, the driver received a four-year ban and five months in jail. At the time it was the highest speed ever recorded by Scottish Police, not the sort of record anyone wants let’s be honest.

3. Vauxhall Vectra – 159mph

Honestly, a Vauxhall Vectra did 159mph - I didn't believe it either

Honestly, a Vauxhall Vectra did 159mph - I didn't believe it either

No that is not a typo, as the title states a Vauxhall Vectra was caught doing 159mph while being driven by a Police Officer no less.

The officer in question decided it would be a great idea to test his unmarked Vectra Police car in the early hours of 3rd December 2003. On the way to reaching 159mph in the M54, he also managed 91mph in a 30mph zone. After various trials and retrials, the officer was found guilty of dangerous driving but allowed to keep his job. Most people were just surprised that he was able to get a Vauxhall Vectra to such a high speed in the first place.

4. Porsche 911 Turbo – 172mph

Would you do this amount of speed in a car you don't own? Answers on a postcard...

Would you do this amount of speed in a car you don't own? Answers on a postcard...

This feat of stupidity took place in January 2007 on the A420 near Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The driver was only caught as a stationary police officer had pulled over another driver for speeding at 115mph.

To make matters even worse, the driver of the Porsche had borrowed the car from his workplace without permission. He was jailed for three months and received a three-year driving ban for this one.

5. Nissan GT-R – 192mph

The best way not to get caught, don't f**king do it in the first place genius

The best way not to get caught, don't f**king do it in the first place genius

In 2015 this speeder somehow managed not to get caught doing 192mph on a Northamptonshire road. What he did do though was film his speeding while keeping it for bragging rights (smart move!).

After being arrested for unrelated offences, the driver was caught when police checked the contents of his phone and found the videos. For this insanity, he received 28 months in jail and a decade long ban from driving. Clearly this driver won’t be joining MENSA anytime soon.

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Comments (36)

  • Speeding is not a problem, usually these drivers are very concentrated. Reading/writing texts, listening to music in headphones and dancing at the same time, DUI -- that's the worst. But never caught and fined (except DUI combined with speeding). Speeders - are easy target.

      2 years ago
    • A lot of places are upping there redickulsy slow speed limits and charging the slow drivers. The accident rates have dropped as much as 70%

        2 years ago
    • At a 150mph on a public road where your wife or your children might be driving their cars, that is not a problem? Think about it.

        2 years ago
  • Well, over here in Finland the fines are based on your salary. In couple of cases speeding tickets well over 100000€ have been issued.

      2 years ago
  • Here in Finland, we have the highest speeding tickets on the planet. They are means tested, so the higher your income the higher the ticket. The CEO of an insurance company got caught doing 50km/h in a 30km/h zone and is ticket was over 100 thousand euros.

      2 years ago
    • That is one hell of a stupid way of giving tickets! No offence. Jut what is wrong with the finish government?😂😂

        2 years ago
    • So could you be at the low end of the income spectrum, and speed and get a 50 euro fine.

        2 years ago
  • Meanwhile, in Germany, on particular bits of highways, no speed limits...

      2 years ago
  • It should be pointed out that this relates to exceeding the speed limit in the UK. The reason it is so dangerous to do so, is that the UK has some of the most woefully maintained road surfaces in Europe.

      2 years ago
    • Very true, the A11 is an awful road, 154mph must have felt like driving over cobblestones

        2 years ago
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