300 speeding drivers caught on the A35 in one day

300 speeding drivers caught on the A35 in one day

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:12am 9th October 2019.

Dorset Police have carried out a day of action on the A35.

More than 300 speeding drivers were recorded in just under 8 hours last week.

Among them was a car driving at 103 mph and a motorbike doing 95.

Three class restricted vehicles (limited to 60mph) were also clocked travelling over 90mph.

In total, 319 vehicles were detected speeding during a 7 ½ hour operation on the A35 and roads that lead to it. 

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The A35 has been highlighted by Highways England and local authorities as drivers aren't complying with speed limits in force along it. 

A group of police units came together for the operation, including forces from Dorset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police - also known as Alliance Roads Policing.

The group also gave out fixed penalties:

  • Three for expired MOT's
  • One for not wearing a seatbelt
  • Four for no insurance
  • One for not having a valid driving licence.

Four vehicles were seized and one driver was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.

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Alliance Roads Policing PC Ralph Delbridge, who co-ordinated the operation said: 

"Our priority is to safeguard the public and the level and number of offences detected on this road indicates that the area justifies our deployment.

"More importantly it sends a clear message to those who break the law and endanger themselves and others by doing so…. You will be caught."