Driver did 116mph on the M56
A DRIVER was caught speeding at 116mph on the M56 near Runcorn on New Year’s Eve.
The 60-year-old from Manchester was stopped between junction 11 at Preston Brook and junction 10 Stretton at 12.35pm on Monday.
North West Motorway Police tweeted that the culprit had been summonsed to court after being clocked at 116mph.
The speed limit on UK motorways is 70mph. ●
According to the Sentencing Council, the standard penalty for exceeding 100mph in a 70mph zone is a ban in the range of seven to 56 days or six points, and a Band C fine in the range of 125-175% of weekly income.
Where speed is ‘grossly in excess’ of the limit the court will consider a disqualification of more than 56 days
Cheshire police said: “At 12.35pm on December 31 a 60-year-old man from Manchester was issued with a ticket for speeding after being stopped on the M56 between junction 11 and 10.”
The speeding driver