No Need to Speed

More than a quarter of male drivers have admitted to driving at speeds above 100 miles per hour according to figures released for Road Safety Week by the charity Brake.

In Gwent, drivers have been caught speeding by as much as 129 miles per hour on 70 mile per hour roads, and up to 44 miles per hour, more than double the limit, on smaller 20 mile per hour roads.

The figures also show that one in three 25-34 year old drivers say they have driven above 100mph.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert is a road safety lead for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

He said: “In the UK there are 11 deaths or serious injuries a day on our roads where speed was identified as contributory factor.

“In October we recorded 966 speeding offences in one week alone and Gwent Police are regularly dealing with serious incidents on our roads. Almost all of these incidents could be easily avoided if people simply slowed down and kept to the speed limits.

“Now, more than ever, we need to do our part to stay safe and keep the emergency services available for those who need them most.

“So please take extra care, slow down, keep to the speed limits and stay safe on the roads.”