A 26-YEAR-OLD Tidworth man was clocked travelling at a speed of 121mph.
Police are now reminding motorists of the change in the maximum penalties for those caught speeding.
PC Will Ayres of the Tri-Force Roads Policing Unit carried out speed checks on the A303 between Wylye and Mere during the evenings of May 6 and 7 - 14 drivers were stopped and dealt with for travelling at speeds of 100mph or above.
The highest two speeds recorded were 115mph by a 21-year-old man from Cleckheaton and 121mph by a 26-year-old man from Tidworth who was driving a Renault Clio. They have both been reported to court.
Various other drivers were stopped and dealt with at lower speeds.
PC Ayres was joined by PC Andy Lee, also of the Tri-Force Roads Policing Unit, on Sunday (May 14) for another day of targeted speed checks on the A303.
A total of 30 drivers were stopped and dealt with for driving at inappropriate speeds. Of these 30, 14 were driving at 100mph or above.
The highest recorded speed on this occasion was 116mph by a 57-year-old male motorcyclist from the Codford area.
PC Ayres said: “It’s really disappointing to see that, despite the strict new set of rules that came into force last month, drivers are continuing to drive at outrageous speeds on our roads – putting themselves and other road users in a huge amount of danger.
“Travelling at speeds vastly over the speed limit could cause a huge amount of devastation – as part of the Tri-Force Roads Policing Unit, we see this kind of devastation too often on our roads. I’d encourage drivers to think about the consequences of their actions and please slow down.”
Since April, anyone caught travelling vastly over the speed limit – known as B and C offenders – could face fines of up to 150 per cent of their weekly income compared to 100 per cent previously, as well as six penalty points on their driving licence or disqualification from driving for up to 56 days.
PC Ayres added: “We continue to proactively target speeding drivers in Wiltshire and those drivers who fail to abide by the law will be dealt with appropriately.”