A pair of dual carriageway speeders have clung on to their licences after being clocked at 110 miles per hour just north of Dundee.
Traffic police saw Adam Robbie’s black Honda Civic speed by on the A90 near the village of Inveraldie in January before it overtook a silver Golf, driven by Martyas Tupe.
Although the pair were unknown to each other, Tupe then increased his speed to keep pace with fitness trainer Robbie, with a reading of 110mph recorded before they were both pulled over.
At Forfar sheriff court, 34-year-old Robbie, of Montrose Road, Forfar and Tupe, 29, of Ashkirk Gardens, Dundee pleaded guilty to speeding at 110mph on January 23 this year.
Robbie was initially charged with hitting 117.2mph.
Robbie’s solicitor said his client was apologetic for the offence, which was described as out of character for the fitness trainer, who covers a considerable mileage and has a clean licence.
The court heard the accused has been building his business and is working hard to expand his client base, but a driving licence was essential to achieving that.
Tupe, who represented himself in court, also made a plea for the sheriff to avoid a disqualification and instead impose the maximum number of available penalty points to allow him to also keep his licence.
Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown told the pair: “Your actions were extremely dangerous on a road that is notorious for accidents.
“You have both shown extreme remorse and I will impose the maximum number of penalty point rather than disqualifying you.”
Each accused was fined £665, discounted from £1,000 to reflect their early pleas, and given six points on their licence.