Driver caught doing 130mph claimed he was trying to avoid catching coronavirus

A motorist caught driving at 130mph claimed he was speeding to avoid catching coronavirus, according to police.

Surrey Police stopped the driver on the M25 on Tuesday. The force posted a tweet which read:

An officer stopped a driver who was speeding on the #M25 at 130mph. His reply to why he was speeding was 'I thought the faster I went the less chance I would catch coronavirus'. Driver reported to court. #slowdown.

Surrey Police

Police forces across the country have reported that some motorists are taking advantage of quieter roads by driving at high speed.> The Metropolitan Police revealed that one driver was caught speeding twice in two days on the same stretch of the A10 in Enfield, north London, with a 40mph limit.> He was clocked doing 60mph on Monday and 67mph on Tuesday.

Some people just don't learn their lesson.

Detective Superintendent Andy Cox, head of the force's roads policing command