A DRIVER was clocked speeding along a Dorset road at 124mph. 

Police have said they are determined to crack down speeding cars that endanger other road users.

The fastest car recorded in the last three years was a VW Golf in August 2021 on the A30 Babylon Hill near Sherborne. 

Meanwhile, the fastest cars on the A338 Spur Road included a Vauxhall Corsa caught at 109mph and another VW Golf at 111mph.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: VW Golf topped the listVW Golf topped the list (Image: Pixabay)

Taking second place for the Dorset land speed record is a Seat Leon on the A35 Puddletown Bypass at 122mph, closely followed by a Ford Mustang on the same road at 121mph. 

The only supercar caught, a Ferrari California, got up to 115mph on the A303 Bourton, according to the figures obtained by an Daily Echo Freedom of Information request.

Police Inspector Craig Tatton, of Dorset Police’s traffic unit, said there is no excuse for speeding and taking “reckless” actions behind the wheel. 

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Table showing the top 10 speeders in Dorset over three yearsTable showing the top 10 speeders in Dorset over three years (Image: Daily Echo)

He said: “Driving at excessive speed not only puts yourself in danger, but it also endangers other road users and increases the risk of a collision occurring.  

“Not only that, but the consequences of any collision are also likely to be more significant if the speeds involved are higher.

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“Our Roads Policing Team is dedicated to ensuring that people are driving safely. They operate seven days a week to tackle the five biggest killers on our roads known as the fatal five. These are: drink and drug driving, excessive and inappropriate speed, not wearing a seatbelt, driver distractions such as using a hand-held mobile phone and dangerous/careless driving.” 

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: A Ferrari was also in the listA Ferrari was also in the list (Image: Daily Echo)

The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three points added to the driver's licence.

Getting 12 or more points in three years may lead to disqualification. 

PI Tatton added: “As part of our drive to make the roads safer in Dorset, our safety camera team works on a four-weekly rota of deployment based on collisions and complaints from the public to target those who are driving at excessive speeds.”