Suffolk: Six accused of speeding on A14 at 100mph or more - including two at 110mph

Drivers are being warned to expect delays on the A14 in the Ipswich area Drivers are being warned to expect delays on the A14 in the Ipswich area

Monday, June 9, 2014
3:20 PM

Six motorists accused of travelling at 100mph or more on the A14 have had their cases come before Ipswich magistrates.

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Two of the six allegedly drove at 110mph, the court heard during the hearings which all took place on the same day.

Samuel Rose, of Bruff Road, Ipswich, lost his licence after pleading guilty to travelling at 110mph in a P-registration Volkswagen Golf at 7.15pm on January 11.

At the time the 27-year-old was driving on the dual carriageway near the Wherstead turn-off.

Rose was banned from driving for 28 days and fined £200. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £20 to the victims’ fund.

Anthony Lener, of Northwood, Middlesex was also due before the court accused of speeding at 110mph at Newmarket on the same day as Rose.

However, his case was adjourned until July 10 for the 50-year-old to attend West Suffolk Magistrates Court in Bury St Edmunds to enter a plea.

Lener was said to have committed the offence just before 1pm while driving a Lexus GS300.

Roger Moise, of west London, also had his case adjourned until July 10 before Bury St Edmunds magistrates so a disqualification from driving could be considered.

The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to speeding after his Yamaha motorcycle was clocked travelling at 103mph just before 3.30pm on Christmas Day last year.

The offence occurred at Beyton.

Gordon Selvage, of Gardener’s Road, Gibraltar, pleaded guilty by post to driving at 102mph at just after 6.10pm on November 23.

The 63-year-old was in a BMW X5 when the incident happened at Exning, near Newmarket.

He was fined £380, and ordered to pay £82 costs and £38 towards the victims’ fund. Three penalty points were put on his driving licence.

A £500 deposit was taken from him at the roadside at the time of the offence.

Stephen Sims, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, was given six penalty points for driving at 102mph in his Audi at Newmarket at 2.15pm on January 13.

The 43-year-old admitted speeding.

Sims was fined £350 and ordered to pay £35 to the victims’ fund, in addition to £85 costs.

Thomas Archer, of south-west London, also had six penalty points put on his licence for driving at 100mph in his Porsche Boxster at Exning on January 3.

The 25-year-old, who pleaded guilty to speeding, was fined £160 and must pay a total of £105 in costs and to the victims’ fund.

11 comments

  • German cars are better than most and hence can be driven more safely due to higher standard in build and braking efficiency . If speeding was that dangerous all these people would have had accidents , did they ? More accidents happen at slow speed due to inattention , look at yourself next time you drive at 60 or 70mph and compare that with 20-30 mph . This is the only way that authorities can enforce road safety due to the demise of the Traffic or Roads Policing Units . Is 100mph dangerous , just ask yourself the last time you heard of a crash that involved this speed ? It would be very very highly publicised and we all know people do these speeds , but where are the accidents that have been caused ?

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    Poppys Dad

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

  • Bloody Suffolk safe cam , time to start hitting back at the revenue collecting speed Nazis making the thing difficult to deploy.

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    reg

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • There needs to be jail sentences. The A14 isn't really a road suitable for such speeds. Like most roads its full of bends, the road surface isn't one flawless surface and debris or liquid on the road is all too common. The common argument is "why not if the road is clear?" The answer is simple... These idiots are those who make split second decisions that can affect lives. Saving a few minutes journey time is better than increasing your chances of getting there in one piece.... whereas most of the population disagrees. These impatient drivers are usually the ones who weave about, undertake, tailgate, don't adjust for road conditions (i.e. when wet, snow, windy etc) and always use the brakes at the last moment... They don't adhere to any common sense or decency, so what makes everyone so sure they check their tyres for correct pressure, tread etc. ? Its not just the speed, the road, and other drivers around them... the road worthiness of the vehicle can be a major factor. The other issue is understanding its not just about the road ahead but the road behind. Your brakes are good, you stopped in time... the car behind might not and this will cause a pileup. The penalties here are such a joke its really worth taking a risk.. but a few days in a prison cell, it wont be so worth it.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • KJP, I agree with your comments but I suspect most of these speeders were caught by the camera speed van operated by a civilian. Long gone are the days when you saw a true "traffic cop" who caused drivers to behave. Now all you seem to see are the general use Mondeo estate police cars and not necessarily driven by a "proper" police officer.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • Good to see a motorcyclist being done for speeding. They frequently seem to just think they can "get away with it" - until the day when someone else has to literally "pick up the pieces". As for the cars, I'd say it is all a matter of context. A completely clear A14 is a vastly safer proposition than the usual situation of caravans and lorries. I would much rather that the police focused on dangerous driving (such as tailgating at speed, or weaving in and out of traffic at speed) rather than on speed per se. 100mph speed in the right circumstances (clear road!) isn't particularly dangerous to the occupant of a vehicle that is designed to do 150mph - but it certainly can be dangerous to others if there is any other traffic that may change lanes.

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    KJP

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • The driving standards on the A14 are appalling, hardly anyone takes any notice of the 70mph speed limit, tailgating you at that speed inches behind you. these penalties for driving in excess of 100mph are a joke on no deterrent for these arrogant and bad drivers. Minimum 1 year ban and a hefty fine over 1000 pounds.

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    Andy

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • I recall changing a flat tyre in pouring rain many years ago and some 'helpful' pedestrian said, "That's what you get for buying a foreign car". You have to wonder how some people's minds work. However, I get the point that driving at such recklessly high speeds has the potential for causing carnage. Speed kills and the faster you drive the more likely you are to kill. Remember it is not just your own driving skills that you have to consider. There are a lot of stupid drivers and you have to be able to deal with their mistakes and the faster you drive the less time you giving yourself to deal with it. Just because a car can do 100mph doesn't mean you should. Everyone seems to be in so much of a hurry these days.

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    Driven Roundabend

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • "Newsmaster Excalibur" Do you usually tar everyone with the same brush or is it that you drive a Lada or something and are just jealous? .........Yours........BMW driver!

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    Victor Meldrew

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • What carnage? None of these offenses involved a collision. But don't stop the facts getting in the way of your prejudices!

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    Alice

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • That is very easily the most stupid comment I have ever seen on here. Comedy gold though.

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    Suffolk Boy

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • All drivers of German cars bar one. The most arrogant selfish collection of drivers on the road. Need I say more. The carnage is allowed to continue....

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    Newsmaster Excalibur

    Monday, June 9, 2014

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