WATCH THIS: Nissan driver speeding at 192mph who heads Northamptonshire's fast lane of shame

It's one of the "fatal four" offences for a reason...yet motorists continue to tear up the county's tarmac

Monday, 1st February 2021, 12:44 pm

A speeding motorist became the latest entry on Northamptonshire's fast lane of shame last week after being fined a hefty £1,384 for clocking 109mph in his Porsche on the A5 near Crick.

That was on the same 60mph stretch of single carriageway where another driver was clocked at 140mph in 2014.

But both those are left eating the dust of Shaun Davis who was jailed in 2015 after filming himself tearing up the A45 tarmac at an eye-watering 192mph in a Nissan GT-R.

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Video showed Shaun Davis clocking 192mph on the A45 in Northampton — and check out the fuel consumption figure! Photo: Northamptonshire Police

Davis was jailed for 28 months and banned from driving for ten years — although he was only found out when Police searched his phone after arresting him on another matter.

Officers uncovered footage of him at the wheel of high-performance cars — including the Nissan, a BMW M5 and Audi RS6 — on various roads in Northamptonshire between 2012 and 2014.

Davis daughter was in the passenger seat on one of the videos, later shared by the Police.

Northampton Crown Court heard that Davis had shown “no regard for the safety of other motorists, pedestrians or himself”.

Northamptonshire Police have a fleet of enforcement cameras ready to catch those breaking the law

Police rank speeding as one of their 'fatal four' offences alongside drink-driving, not wearing a seatbelt and using a phone behind the wheel because they are the biggest contributors to deaths and serious injuries on the roads.

Even the county's top cop dusted off his pocket book after being overtaken by a VW Golf doing 90mph instead of the limit of 40mph near the Queen Eleanor Interchange in May 2019.

The woman was later clocked at 122mph without realising Chief Constable Nick Adderley's unmarked police vehicle was in her rear view mirror — but he was even more shocked to then find a 17-month old baby in the back seat!

Just last year, an unidentified motorway manic was snapped at 152mphon the M1 in Northamptonshire — in the middle of a two-week Slow Down, Save Lives road safety campagin.

The M1 also proved too much of a temptation for former England and Saints rugby star James Haskell who was banned for 14 days in 2019 after being snapped at 106mph.

Haskell, typically, took his punishment on the chin, though. His lawyer told magistrates: "He was on his way to a function although, ironically, he wasn't late.

"I won't offer any facetious explanations. He accepts that on that he was driving far too fast. The only explanation he puts forward is his own foolishness."

The A14 has seen its share of drivers putting the pedal to the metal, too, although a Mercedes driver insisted he had a reasonable excuse for being in a hurry after Police pulled him over at 120mph.

Officers revealed: "The driver said he had a bad stomach and needed the toilet..."

Magistrates banned Esteban Reina for six months and landed him with a huge bill for a spot of lockdown lunacy after he was caught doing 129mph more than twice the speed limit — on the A6 between Rothwell and Desborough in May last year.

Nor is the madness confined to those with four sets of rubber in contact with the road.

Biker Stephen Middleton, 35, was recorded hurtling along the A6003 near Corby at 120mph — 50mph over the limit — in August last year..