Speeding during the first three weeks of lockdown appears to have been less extreme in the North East than in other parts of Britain, figures obtained by a Freedom of Information request reveal.
Two-thirds of Britain's forces caught people driving faster than 100mph in 70mph areas - and some cases 40mph areas.
The RAC motoring organisation has obtained police data showing the highest speed was clocked at 151mph on the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire.
Spokesman Simon Williams described the speeds as "truly shocking" and said some drivers had "taken advantage of quieter roads to speed excessively, putting the lives of others at risk at the worst possible time".
The highest speed recorded by both Cleveland Police and Northumbria Police during the period was 86mph in a 70mph area. Durham Constabulary recorded 44mph in a 30mph zone.