A driver is set to be hauled before the courts after being clocked doing an incredible 141mph on a Fife road over the weekend.
The motorist, who was driving a red Volkswagen on the A92 near Cowdenbeath, is to be reported to the procurator fiscal following the reckless driving which was more than twice the 70mph dual carriageway limit.
The driver’s behaviour shocked officers on board the East Safety Camera Unit, who recorded the vehicle’s speed as it travelled eastbound towards Kirkcaldy at around 9.10am on Sunday September 2.
The incident has also prompted a wider warning about speeding on the route as it emerged that several other drivers were also caught flouting the law in a one hour period on the same route.
Between the hours of 8.30am and 9.30am on Sunday, at least three other drivers were detected at 95mph, 98mph and 109mph.
East Safety Camera Unit manager Andy Jones said: “This is totally unacceptable and reckless conduct – there is absolutely no excuse for ignoring the speed limit with such blatant disregard for themselves and anyone else in the area at the time.
“The faster you drive, the less time you have to react and the harder the impact is.
“In the event of a collision, motorists who speed are more likely to cause death or serious injury not only to themselves, but to their passengers, other motorists or road users.”
Mr Jones warned all four drivers who were caught exceeding the 70mph limit that they will face the full force of the law.
“Had any of these drivers been involved in a collision at these speeds there is absolutely no doubt the outcome would have been catastrophic,” he added.
“It is unacceptable that the motorist caught at 141mph on the A92 near Cowdenbeath thought their driving was either safe or in any way appropriate.
“They will be hearing from us very soon and they will be dealt with robustly, as will the other three drivers.
“We regularly carry out speed enforcement at a number of locations on the A92 and this reinforces the flexibility and value of mobile safety camera units.”