Police are prosecuting 18 drivers stopped over the weekend for speeding, including one driving at 120mph, and five others doing more than 100mph.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit on patrols on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday  July 1, reported the drivers to court because they were driving at speeds far in excess of the threshold for a conditional fixed penalty ticket.

One driver, a 40-year-old man from London, was e caught travelling at 120mph on the A303. Other drivers recorded speeds of 100mph, 101mph, 102mph, 106mph, 108mph and 110mph.

Three drivers exceeded the 30mph speed limit on the A338 in Salisbury, at 51mph, 55mph and 58mph.

The driver caught travelling at 58mph was also found to have two bald tyres.

PC Will Ayres said: “All 18 drivers stopped were exceeding the speed limit so much that they could not be dealt with at the roadside with a conditional fixed penalty ticket, and will now have to attend court.

“The speed limits are there for a reason, and if you aren’t driving within these limits you aren’t in proper control.

“This was a sunny weekend and I think drivers can often become a bit complacent and relaxed in these conditions– warm weather combined with roads you feel familiar with is no excuse and all road users must remain vigilant at all times. Driving at just a few miles over the limit can lead to tragic circumstances and we do not want to be informing anyone that their loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to speeding.”

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