The driver was caught speeding at 100mph on the A23 near Handcross

A DRIVER was caught on the A23 at a speed of 160 km/h.

The van was stopped by Sussex Roads police officers as part of the Fatal 5 campaign.

In early April, Sussex Police launched Operation Downsway to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured and to target anti-social and dangerous motorists.

Police are using a variety of tactics, including the latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology and drones, to try to reduce the “Fatal 5” factors.

You are speeding, careless, drunk and under the influence of drugs, you are not wearing a seat belt and you are using a mobile phone while driving.

The Argus: The van driver was caught speeding 100 mph on the A23 near HandcrossA van driver was caught speeding 100mph on the A23 near Handcross

On Tuesday, the van was traveling down the A23 near Handcross when it was spotted averaging 100mph – 40mph over the speed limit.

The driver was stopped by officers and it was determined that he had an expired driver’s license based on a previous conviction.

They were summoned to appear in court for both offences.

Earlier that day another van was caught speeding at 92mph on the A27 in Lewes.

As part of Operation Downsway, Roads Policing Unit officers responded to and completed 108 traffic violation reports or conditional fines during the first two weeks of April.

Eight arrests were made and a further 19 motorists were reported to be subpoenaed.

Meanwhile, officers also issued 20 antisocial driving warnings, while five vehicles were impounded for either insurance or licensing violations. The driver was caught speeding at 100mph on the A23 near Handcross

Fry Electronics Team

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