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Classic British Understatement

Posted on the 02 August 2016 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

From the BBC:
A man caught speeding at 154mph (247km/h) has been banned from driving for 56 days....
He was driving a [ghastly little hatch back] when he was stopped by police. Officers said they believed it to be the highest recorded speed on a Suffolk road.
Appearing at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court, Howlett was also ordered to pay £365.
Suffolk police said the sentence was "disappointing". Inspector David Giles, from the roads policing unit, said: "I don't think it is enough at all. I'm really disappointed frankly. It's not a real incentive to stick within the speed limit, in my opinion."

IMHO he should have been banned for life and been forced to watch as they crush his car. The police have my full sympathy on this one.

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