Speed checks catch car at 81mph in 50mph zone on A140 near Ipswich

Police said they recorded a driver on the A140 at Coddenham travelling at 81mph in a 50mph zone. Pic

Police said they recorded a driver on the A140 at Coddenham travelling at 81mph in a 50mph zone. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS AND ARMED POLICING TEAM - Credit: Archant

A car was caught travelling at more than 30mph over the legal speed limit at a police checkpoint near a Suffolk village.

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team were carrying out speed checks on the A140 at Coddenham, near Ipswich, on Saturday, April 13.

In a Tweet afterwards, they said that a number of drivers were given traffic offence reports for “various speeds above the 50mph limit - one of which was 81mph”.

A traffic offence report can be issued to anyone seen committing a road offence.

Police in Suffolk recently took part in a week-long European Traffic Police Network TISPOL speed enforcement campaign.

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Speeding is seen by police one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which makes you more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision alongside drink-driving, driving whilst using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

Ahead of the TISPOL campaign, Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore said: “I find it absolutely staggering that, despite all the publicity and numerous warning signs, drivers continue to be caught driving at such horrendous speeds.

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“I cannot understand how anyone could ever think there is an excuse for such reckless and irresponsible behaviour.”

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