Cumbria

Driver clocked at 109mph outside Seascale Primary School

Main road by Seascale Primary School Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said it was "unacceptable" for motorists to speed near Seascale Primary School

A motorist was recorded driving at 109mph (175kmh) outside a primary school, police in Cumbria have said.

The figure was recorded as officers conducted a speed study on a 30mph (48kmh) road in Seascale, amid concerns from residents in the area.

However, the device officers used did not have a camera, so the identity of the driver was not recorded.

Sgt Mitchell Franks, of Cumbria Police, described the motorist's speed as "outrageous".

In total, just under 25% of 18,000 vehicles were found to be travelling above the 30mph limit during the study last week.

The average speed was 36mph, although many were found to be travelling between 50mph-70mph (80kmh-112kmh).

A "heavy enforcement campaign" will be carried out in the next few weeks, police said.

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