Speeding BMW driver faces 107 POINTS on his licence after activating THIRTY-TWO speed cameras before being stopped by police at 83mph on the M6
- A motorist was stopped in a white 7 Series BMW on the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent
- He sped through a stretch of 60mph roadworks at 83mph in thick fog
- Activated 32 speed cameras and was found to be driving without insurance
- Thought he could rack up to 107 points on his driving licence for the offences
An uninsured driver could have earned more than a hundred penalty points after setting off 32 speed cameras at an average speed of 83mph in a 60mph zone.
The motorist was stopped in a white 7 Series BMW between junctions 14 and 15 of the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent on Monday.
The driver had sped through a stretch of 60mph roadworks at 83mph and activated 32 speed cameras. Police also discovered the car had two worn tyres.
Central Motorway Police Group tweeted: ‘BMW stopped due to activating 32 speed cameras at very high speeds in @StaffsPolice.
‘Whilst we were following it we recorded its average speed of 83mph in the roadworks 60s in thick fog. Driver detained & BMW seized no insurance & #PG9 x2 bald tyres.’
The motorist was stopped in a white 7 Series BMW between junctions 14 and 15 of the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent on Monday
Central Motorway Police Group tweeted: ‘BMW stopped due to activating 32 speed cameras at very high speeds in @StaffsPolice’
The driver had sped through a stretch of 60mph roadworks at 83mph and activated 32 speed cameras. Police also discovered the car had two worn tyres (file image)
The 32 speeding offences could land him 96 points on his licence. Having worn tyres is usually another three points and no insurance is between six and eight, totally a possible 107.
Amused social media users questioned the driver’s IQ and guessed how many points they may have racked up.
Jason Crisp said: ‘Do you ever test a driver for IQ? Are you even allowed to?
‘They most surely know they will get stopped, they either don’t care or don’t consider it will happen.
‘More worryingly is the danger they present to law abiding road users. Good stop CMPG.’
Kate Garlick said: ‘Don’t crush the car. Not environmentally friendly.
Amused social media users questioned the driver’s IQ and guessed how many points they may have racked up
‘Change the law so police can legally seize car and auction it off with proceeds going to road crime victims.
‘Criminal deprived of their car and money raised to help those who need it. Win win in my book.’
Eddie Downard added: ‘Lengthy ban and ridiculously high insurance to pay IF they have insurance after all those points go on to licence.’
Another said: ‘Thirty two cameras, plus two bald tyres, and 83mph. I reckon that’s 105 points at least.
‘By the time he gets his license back the only place he’ll be able to drive is an internal combustion engine theme park.’
PENALTY POINTS: When are they handed out, how many points can you get per offence and what do they mean?
Penalty points stay on a driver’s licence for four to 11 years depending on the type of offence. They lead to higher insurance premiums and the number of points offered depend on any aggravating factors. For example, if a driver is speeding to excess the average speeding penalty points can be doubled by a court.
How many points are usually given for each offence?
- Undefined speed limit offence – 3-6
- Failing to adhere to traffic light signals – 3
- Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence – 3-6
- Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits – 3-6
- Exceeding motorway speed limit – 3-6
- Exceeding public road speed limit – 3-6
- Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles) – 3-6
- Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit – 3-6
- Driving without due care and attention 3-9 or disqualification
- Failing to stop after an accident – 5–10
- Failure to give information as to identity of a driver – 6
- Using an uninsured vehicle – 6–8 or disqualification
- Driving/attempting to drive over the alcohol limit – Disqualification for minimum 12 months unless ‘special reasons’ when it’s 3–11
- Dangerous Driving – Disqualification for minimum of 12 months plus mandatory re test unless ‘special reasons’ when it’s 3–11
- Failing to supply a specimen for analysis – Disqualification for minimum 12 months unless ‘special reasons’ when it’s 3 – 11
Twelve or more penalty points within a three year period will force the court to disqualify you for a minimum of six months unless you can establish exceptional hardship or another special mitigation.