Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Drivers caught racing at 144mph avoid jail terms

Published 29 January 2014

Two drivers have been given suspended jail terms after a police camera caught them speeding at 144mph on the A19 in North Yorkshire.

Daniel Scott Richardson, 21, from Batley and James Burrows, 26, of Methley, Leeds, were given four-month jail terms suspended for 18 months, and banned from the roads for three years after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

The men were captured racing by a police speed camera on the A19 southbound carriageway near Crathorne on 30 November. As well as three year bans, the pair were ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and fined £85 and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

North Yorkshire Police’s Dave Brown said: "The safety camera operator at the time, was utterly astounded by the speed of the vehicles. Any error, no matter how minor, could have been catastrophic for the two drivers, their passengers and other road users.”

Click the link below to see the Yorkshire Police video and let us know what you think via Facebook or Twitter.

 

Comments

Add a comment

 

Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17

£186.05

48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH