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.
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