A speeder travelling at more than 100mph on the motorway told police they were ‘on their way to work’.

On Thursday (May 13) an unmarked Thames Valley Police roads policing vehicle identified a motorist travelling at 107mph on the M40 near Bicester.

The driver handed the police the excuse that their speeding was because they were heading to work.

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Officers issued the a traffic offence report and the driver is currently awaiting a court date.

In the UK, cars, motorcycles, car-derived vans and dual-purpose vehicles must obey a speed limit of 70mph on motorway.

The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points added to your licence.

You could be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry, she joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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