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More than 300 motorists clocked speeding at over 100mph in Lincolnshire in two years

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Over 300 motorists were caught by speed cameras travelling at more than 100mph in Lincolnshire in 2015 and 2016.

A Freedom of Information request to Lincolnshire Police seen by Lincolnshire Reporter has shown that 311 motorists had recorded speeds of over 100mph on the county’s roads between 2015 and 2016, with the highest being an astonishing 145mph.

The top three highest speeds over the two years were on the A16 at Sutterton, the A1 at Barrowby Thorns and the A1 at Great Ponton.


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The figures have also shown a worrying rise in the number of cars driving at over 100mph, with 125 in 2015 and 186 in 2016, a total of 61 more.

The breakdown

Over the two years, May 2016, July 2016 and August 2016 had the highest number of offences in which a motorist drove over 100mph through Lincolnshire.

Here are the dates, speeds, locations and vehicles caught speeding during these months:

May 2016

  • May 2: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 120mph (Mercedes)
  • May 3: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 145mph (BMW)
  • May 5: A16 Sutterton – 117mph (Vauxhall)
  • May 7: A1 Colsterworth to Great Ponton – 106mph (Volkswagen)
  • May 9: A1 Colsterworth to Great Ponton – 100mph (Audi)
  • May 14: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 103mph (BMW)
  • May 14: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 103mph (Ford)
  • May 14: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 100mph (BMW)
  • May 17: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 103mph (Audi)
  • May 17: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 126mph (BMW)
  • May 20: A1 Great Ponton – 100mph (Yamaha motorcycle)
  • May 20: A46 Lincoln Bypass – 106mph (Peugeot)
  • May 21: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 106mph (Peugeot)
  • May 21: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 118mph (Audi)
  • May 22: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 100mph (Nissan)
  • May 22: A15 Sleaford Road – 103mph (Porsche)
  • May 22: A15 Sleaford Road – 101mph (Vauxhall)
  • May 22: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 102mph (Citroen)
  • May 22: A15 Sleaford Road – 100mph (Volkswagen)
  • May 27: A1 Great Ponton – 102mph (Citroen)

July 2016

  • July 4: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 100mph (Honda)
  • July 5: A46 Lincoln Bypass – 104mph (Skoda)
  • July 8: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 107mph (Volkswagen)
  • July 8: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 103mph (Volkswagen)
  • July 9: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 123mph (Fiat)
  • July 10: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 100mph (Vauxhall)
  • July 12: A1 Colsterworth to Great Ponton – 101mph (Vauxhall)
  • July 12: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 105mph (Mercedes)
  • July 15: A46 Lincoln Bypass – 112mph (BMW)
  • July 16: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 101mph (Audi)
  • July 16: A46 Lincoln Bypass – 115mph (Honda)
  • July 19: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 101mph (Vauxhall)
  • July 21: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 104mph (Vauxhall)
  • July 23: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 107mph (BMW)
  • July 24: A1 Great Ponton – 118mph (BMW)
  • July 25: A1 Colsterworth to Great Ponton – 103mph (Citroen)
  • July 26: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 104mph (BMW)
  • July 28: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 101mph (Vauxhall)
  • July 29: A1 Colsterworth to Great Ponton – 100mph (Renault)
  • July 29: A1 Great Ponton – 105mph (Renault)
  • July 29: A1 Colsterworth to Great Ponton – 100mph (Vauxhall)
  • July 31: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 110mph (Seat)
  • July 31: A46 Lincoln Bypass – 108mph (Vauxhall)

August 2016

  • August 1: A46 Lincoln Bypass – 103mph (Ford)
  • August 2: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 103mph (Mercedes)
  • August 3: A1 Colsterworth to Great Ponton – 123mph (Land Rover)
  • August 4: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 100mph (Mini)
  • August 6: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 116mph (BMW)
  • August 8: A1 Great Ponton – 115mph (BMW)
  • August 9: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 103mph (BMW)
  • August 10: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 114mph (Skoda)
  • August 11: A1 Great Ponton – 111mph (Vauxhall)
  • August 11: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 100mph (Vauxhall)
  • August 13: A1 Great Ponton – 112mph (Volkswagen)
  • August 14: A16 Partney Bypass – 108mph (Ford)
  • August 18: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 101mph (Ford)
  • August 18: A1 Great Ponton – 102mph (BMW)
  • August 18: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 106mph (Yamaha motorcycle)
  • August 18: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 100mph (Saab)
  • August 19: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 114mph (Vauxhall)
  • August 27: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 100mph (Volkswagen)
  • August 30: A1 Great Ponton – 103mph (Mini)
  • August 30: A1 Barrowby Thorns – 101mph (Volkswagen)

Hotspots

A number of locations regularly caught motorists exceeding speeds of 100mph, with the highest being the A1 Barrowby Thorns.

  • A1 Barrowby Thorns: 56 (2015), 113 (2016)
  • A1 Great Ponton: 59 (2015), 22 (2016)
  • A1 Colsterworth to Great Ponton 0 (2015), 18 (2016)
  • A46 Lincoln Bypass: 2 (2015), 11 (2016)
  • A1 Atterby: 2 (2015), 0 (2016)
  • A52 Barrowby: 1 (2015), 0 (2016)
  • A16 Wyberton: 1 (2015), 0 (2016)
  • A52 Church Lane: 1 (2015), 1 (2016)
  • A17 Washway Road: 1 (2015), 0 (2016)
  • A16 Spalding Bypass: 1 (2015), 0 (2016)
  • A16 Sutterton: 1 (2015), 3 (2016)
  • A631 Willingham Woods: 0 (2015), 1 (2016)
  • A17 Little Sutton: 0 (2015), 4 (2016)
  • A15 Sleaford Road: 0 (2015), 7 (2016)
  • A1: 0 (2015), 1 (2016)
  • A16 Crowland: 0 (2015), 1 (2016)
  • A17 Long Sutton: 0 (2015), 2 (2016)
  • A16 Partney Bypass: 0 (2015), 1 (2016)
  • A15 Scampton: 0 (2015), 1 (2016)

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Lincolnshire Police have previously said that many of the extreme cases were likely to have been made by emergency services.

A spokesperson for the force said previously: “The most likely explanation for the majority of these is that the vehicles involved had a lawful exemption for doing those speeds.

“This will be because they are emergency vehicles of some description.

“Many of them are BMWs, Skodas and Volvos, which make up the majority of police and ambulance first responder fleets.

“That part of the A1 at Barrowby is in close proximity to one of EMOpSS major traffic unit hubs so emergency response cars are deployed from there to emergencies across the region.

“If any of these aren’t emergency vehicles then the reason will be because the driver could not be traced, perhaps due to the vehicle being cloned.”