Police clock 84-year-travelling at 94mph on the motorway

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A Special Constable out on patrol with the Humberside Police Roads Policing Officers captured a vehicle travelling on the M62 at 94mph.

​Officers followed the vehicle for a short period of time where the vehicle reached speeds of 100mph before safely stopping the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was an 84 year-old man who will be issued with a summons to appear in court at a future date.

Tweeting at the time of the incident Special Constable Alex Frost posted “1L Micra stopped for travelling at 100mph by a 84yr old grandad! I thought I’d seen it all!”

Speaking during the month-long speed awareness campaign Casualty Reduction Officer Simon Carlisle; “Speeding remains a serious issue on the roads of the Humber region.

“Speed limits are in place to help reduce the number of casualties on our roads, and statistics show that when people exceed those limits, it can result in fatal consequences.

“Speeding does not necessarily cause a collision but speed can have a huge effect on the consequences of a collision. The consequences of a high speed collision can be far worse than that of a low speed collision.

“At 84 years old you are unlikely to have the same responsive reactions to that of a younger driver and so the speed this driver was doing was extremely worrying, if he needed to make any sudden maneuver he would have been in trouble.”