New vehicles are being drafted in to tackle speeding drivers in Sussex.Read the full story ›
Special traffic courts will be set up across our region to deal with traffic-light jumpers and speeding motorists after being trialled in Kent, Hampshire and Essex.
The Government has said that the new courts will free up time in magistrates' courts for more serious cases.
About half a million motoring cases are heard in magistrates' courts every year and often take longer to progress than major offences, the Ministry of Justice has said.
The new courts are part of a plan to improve Britain's Criminal Justice system.
The Institute of Advanced Motoring says they agree with the plans.
"We welcome the focus on improving detection rates and investigation time for serious offences. Many families are rightly upset when the death or serious injury of a loved one appears to attract a short ban or fine. Speeding and red light running are still serious ofences however and these new courts could also help end the scandal of drivers still being allowed on the road after they have amassed more than 12 points."
VIDEO: Charlotte Wilkins reports on the biker who smashed the speed limit by riding at 152mph.
He was travelling at more than twice the legal speed limit on a public road putting both his own and others' lives in danger.Read the full story ›
VIDEO: We have video of motorcyclist Stephen Tull who was caught on camera on the A27 at Binsted in West Sussex. He was travelling at 152mph.
VIDEO: We spoke to Neil Greig from the Institute of Advanced Motorists to find out about the hazards of speeding. It followed the report that a rider had travelled at 152mph in West Sussex.
A driver who recorded the highest speed in the country when he was caught travelling at 152mph was today disqualified from driving. Engineer Steven Tull, 37, of Liphook, Hampshire, was sentenced at Worthing Magistrates’ Court for dangerous driving, speeding and driving without an MOT.
The court heard from defence lawyer Marie Lewiecki that Tull lives with his wife in Hampshire but works in Oxfordshire and would struggle to commute if he lost his licence. Judge Roderick Hine sentenced Tull to a 12-month driving disqualification - the minimum he could impose.
Tull was also ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and to pay £620 prosecution costs. Judge Hine said: "I know you find it hard to accept your driving was dangerous. The reason you were convicted of dangerous driving is what could have happened."
Stephen Tull's speed of 152 mph in West Sussex wasn't the highest ever recorded. In 2000 a motorcyclist was jailed after strapping a camcorder to his helmet and riding at 175mph in Hertfordshire. A Porsche 911 was caught in Oxfordshire, five years ago, travelling at 172mph.
A motorcyclist who was caught driving at 152 mph in Sussex has been found guilty of dangerous driving.
Stephen Tull, who's 37 and from Liphook in Hampshire, drove at twice the speed limit on the A27 in Binsted on October 16 last year.
Mr Tull also admitted driving without an MOT.
Residents in the New Forest are volunteering to help police carry out a road safety programme to crackdown on speeding motorists.Read the full story ›