British driver admits driving at 172 mph
Friday, August 24, 2007
Timothy Brady has admitted to a charge of driving at 172 mph (276.8 kmph) on a British A road. The 33-year-old was caught driving his Porsche 911 on the A420 during a routine speed check by Thames Valley Police near Oxford. Mr Brady admitted the charge at the hearing taking place at Oxford Crown Court.
Mr Brady was clocked by police on a bridge and was later arrested four miles down the road after police used a car to block the road.
The speed is thought to be the highest ever recorded on a British road and is 100 mph over the legal limit of 70 mph. Campaigners from Brake, a road safety charity, told the BBC that the offence was "shocking".
He is likely to receive a jail term and be disqualified from driving. The previous record was set by Jason McAllister, a car dealer from Aberdeen who was clocked doing 156.7 mph in his BMW M3.
- "Motorist admits driving at 172mph" — BBC News Online, August 24, 2007
- Olinka Koster. "Britain's fastest speeder faces jail after clocking up 172mph in Porsche" — The Daily Mail, August 24, 2007
- AFP. "Man admits being Britain's fastest speeding motorist" — France24.com, August 24, 2007