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Rider banned after travelling at 152mph

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."

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Drivers caught speeding in Oxford's 20mph zone

Drivers caught speeding in Oxford's 20mph zone Credit: PA

More than 80 drivers have been stopped by police for speeding in a 20 mile per hour zone in Oxford City Centre - in just one morning.

Traffic officers have recently started patrolling streets, including St Giles. 18 drivers were given fines and points on their licence. 61 others were given roadside advice.

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