posted 2 years ago

20 Worst Speeders: Driver Clocked At 139mph In Scotland

Road Safety Charity Reveals 20 Worst Speeders In Scotland

A motorist has been caught at 139mph in a 60mph zone in Scotland, the Institute of Advanced Motorists has revealed. This tops the list of the 20 most serious speeding offences – or to be more accurate the most serious known offences – in Scotland between April 1st 2013 and June 30th 2014. It took place on the A96 close to Aberdeenshire and the motorist was pictured by a mobile camera rather than a static equivalent. The second/third worst offences have been recorded in 70mph zones at 129mph and 127mph (A90 and A9, respectively). Alarmingly, every motorist in the top 20 has been travelling far in excess of 100mph. Such speeds cannot be blamed on a lapse in concentration or brief moment of acceleration to pass a slow vehicle. They can only – even in high performance models – be achieved by deliberate, hard, acceleration for a sustained period. The Institute of Advanced Motorists Chief Executive, Simon Best, – who works to promote road safety – explained that: “These speeds show there are still drivers out there displaying a contempt for the law and for the safety of their fellow road users”.

Speeds And Locations Of Most Serious Speeding Offences In Scotland

1. Speed: 139mph. Speed limit: 60mph. Location: A96. 

2. Speed: 129mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A90 Dundee to Aberdeen.

3. Speed: 127mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A9 Perth to Inverness.

4. Speed: 125mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A92 Crossgates to Cowdenbeath.

5. Speed: 122mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A90 Dundee to Aberdeen.

6=. Speed: 121mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A74(M) Glasgow to Carlisle.

6=. Speed: 121mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A74(M) Glasgow to Carlisle.

6=. Speed: 121mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A90 Aberdeen to Dundee.

9. Speed: 120mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A9 Perth to Inverness.

10=. Speed: 119mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: M80.

10=. Speed: 119mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A74(M) Glasgow to Carlisle.

12=. Speed: 118mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A9 Perth to Inverness Road.

12=. Speed: 118mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A9 Perth to Stirling Road.

14. Speed: 117mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A74(M) Glasgow to Carlisle.

15. Speed: 116mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A74(M) Glasgow to Carlisle.

16=. Speed: 115mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A74(M) Glasgow to Carlisle.

16=. Speed: 115mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A1 Road Adniston East Lothian.

16=. Speed: 115mph. Speed limit: 60mph. Location: A82(T).

19=. Speed: 114mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: /A74(M) Glasgow to Carlisle.

19=. Speed: 114mph. Speed limit: 70mph. Location: A1 Road Adniston East Lothian.

 

I have nothing against speed cameras other than the way the results are administered which is inherently unfair and should have no place in a democracy. The penalties are also a joke and while they are sometimes causing real hardships to the lower paid, the higher earners are punished proportionally too leniently and speeding fines of £10,000 or more would be moreappropriate. Running through English Law is a thread making it a duty of every citizen not to cause harm to others. Every citizen here and every visitor to these shores has a duty to take all reasonable steps not to cause harm to their neighbours; and that just doesn't mean the folk who live next door. It actually means anyone who it is possible to predict could be harmed by the action of another person. That means food manufacturers should ensure no broken glass or severed fingers or bits of rat should be included in their products, electricity companies should ensure the supply is smooth and constant and drivers should drive with due care and attention and that doesn't mean driving to the legal limit either as often the legal limit is far too fast for the prevailing conditions. It is therefore a legal duty to drive at all times with due care and attention and among other things that means not going at a speed greater than the driver would be able to stop the car safely if something unexpected happened or in other words if the car hits anything at all for any reason whatsoever it was because it was going too fast and the driver is as guilty as hell... Most of the time even the legal limit is too fast. If I was in charge of things there would be far fewer high-powered cars on our roads and the drivers of such cars with a power-to-weight ratio greater than around 75 bhp per ton would need to take a very advanced driving test and those who drove cars in the couple of hundred bhp per ton and above class would have to jump through lots of very demanding hoops before being allowed to take to the road. The same would go for bikes...

They might not all be idiots,in this money making scheme and reports do not say if they are car drivers or motorcycle drivers. The problem is although the high mph figures look bad we tend to judge them by our own driving skills and the cars which we drive. Obviously the cameras are sited on a long fast road where a conviction is assured,and if I drove my car at 90 mph both car and driver would be comfortable, but at 120 mph it would be on the limit and a little unstable as would be the driver, but someone used to driving a Ferrari or Maclaren, with wide tyres and direct steering such a speed would be quite within the driver and the car which would stop much quicker than ours would stopping from 70 mph, so its all relative. By producing the figures and hiding the facts makes it look bad for the motorist, and gives a valid reason to raise money by fines.

Simply just another way of taxing us! By making it sound it's about making the roads safe!! Complete bull Why are people so stupid not to see the real world that's right infront of them!!

I think there's a need for a safe and well structured "Autobahn" in the UK to give car lovers and others an opportunity to utilise the potential in their cars (and to get from A-B faster obviously).

Why are cars allowed to be this fast? I'm not going to pretend I'm an angel, because I'm not, I too at times break the speed limits on our roads, but not to that extent. There is no excuse for that. Drivers like that are adding weight to the arguement that cars should be fitted with a blackbox and the car itself be speed limited using gps to determine where the car is.

“These speeds show there are still drivers out there displaying a contempt for the law and for the safety of their fellow road users”. Hmm. Contempt for law, maybe. For their fellow road users? Maybe not. If road, weather, traffic, car and driver conditions are good, then I don't have a problem with 130 mph per se. It's how the driver behaves at that speed that is the major issue. IMHO, and I would love to see hard evidence on this issue, a driver who does 130 mph in the right conditions and moderates their speed according to other users is far less less of an issue than the witless clowns who sit on my (or anyone else's) bumper at 70 mph when I'm overtaking a stream of slower vehicles.

I do not condone these speeds but the report does not give any details of the road conditions or times that these persons were caught. If at night then the only danger was to themselves.

They should be banned from driving and ordered to retake there driving test. That is the only way to get idiots like this off the roads.