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Kent News :: Article :: Motorist who hit 138mph gets six month ban
A speeding motorist who hit 138mph on the A20 has been banned from driving for six months and hit with a £1,000 fine.
John Morris, 48, of Battle, East Sussex, was clocked driving his BMW M5 at more than double the speed limit on the A20 at Gorse Hill in Farningham on October 28.
He pleaded guilty at Maidstone Magistrates Court on January 14.
Katherine Barrett, of the Kent & Medway Safety Camera Partnership, said: "Driving at 138mph is not an accident, just a total and blatant disregard for the safety of other people on the road.
"There is not a single excuse as to why Mr Morris could think that it was appropriate travel at this speed. He should feel lucky with regards to the outcome of this incident because if something had gone wrong and he had killed someone he would have had to live with that for the rest of his life."
The camera which snapped the driver hitting the crazy speed was installed in 2003 because five people had been killed or seriously injured along that stretch of road in the three years prior to installation. In the last three-year period there have been no serious or fatal crashes.