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The van driver was caught speeding 150mph on the A27 in Lewes

A van driver was caught on the A27 at a speed of 150 km/h.

Unmarked police patrols in Lewes caught a number of motorists breaking the law on Tuesday August 2.

A Sussex Roads Police spokesman said a motorist was caught driving 42mph over the speed limit.

“Our Roads Policing Unit (RPU) was traveling along the A27 in Lewes,” he said.

“Outside in an unmarked vehicle, officers registered a van leaving Lewes in the 50mph limit at a staggering 92mph.

“Such speeds lead to a direct summons to court, where the courts decide the outcome and sentence.

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“Speeding is one of the ‘Fatal 5’ driving offences, so named because it is the top five causes of serious or fatal collisions on Sussex roads each year.”

Careless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, not wearing a seat belt and using a cell phone while driving make up the remainder of the fatal five.

The van driver also likely faces disqualification, police said.

Police recently carried out a series of traffic stops as part of Operation Downsway.

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

Using a variety of tactics, including the latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology and drones, Sussex Police are attempting to reduce the deadly five factors.

During the first two weekends of April, Roads Policing Unit officers responded and closed 108 reports of traffic offenses or conditional fines.

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.

Superintendent James Collis added at the time: “We know that the five fatal offenses are the main factors leading to serious road accidents.

“As a result, we simply will not tolerate the small minority of people who drive or drive antisocially across the county and are a threat to the safety of others, and as such have a comprehensive plan to address those who do.”

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