Sharp rise in speeding as drivers take advantage of empty roads during lockdown

There has been a sharp rise in the number of drivers caught speeding during the lockdown as they take advantage of empty roads.

One motorcyclist was recently clocked doing 150mph on the M23 near Crawley in West Sussex.

Firefighters say some drivers are putting themselves and others at far greater risk than they need to.

Bodycam footage shows police officers in Kent, carrying out speed checks along the A2070 near Ashford.

Ten motorists were caught speeding.

The leader of Buckinghamshire County Council says he was nearly knocked over while exercising on his bicycle.

The Department for Transport says the use of motor vehicles has dropped by two thirds in the last month.

Road safety campaign groups say the remaining third need to be more aware of their driving.