Speeding driver said he was ‘late for work’, court told

A SPEEDING driver clocked at 65mph in a 30mph zone said he was late for work.
Daniel Walker, of Burbage Wharf, Burbage, was caught driving at more than twice the speed limit in Downton Road, Salisbury, by Wiltshire PC Hammond.

The PC was conducting speed checks in the area when he clocked 43-year-old Walker, who was summoned to Swindon Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty.
He has now been banned from the road.
Walker was fined £660 and required to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and court costs of £110, as well as being disqualified from driving for 56 days.
After the hearing PC Hammond, of the Salisbury Response Team, said: “Being late for work is never an excuse for speeding.
“Always plan ahead and make sure you leave plenty of time for your journey and prepare for unexpected delays.”
Speeding is one of the ‘Fatal Five’ – the five factors which increase the risk of road users being significantly injured or killed in a road traffic collision, Wiltshire Police said.
The other four are drink/drug driving, driving while using a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt and careless or dangerous driving.
“All these factors make it harder for a driver to stop their vehicle safely and significantly reduce the driver’s reaction time,” a Wiltshire Police spokesperson added.

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