Humberside

Micra driver, 84, caught driving at 100mph on M62

Humberside Police tweet: "1L Micra stopped for travelling at 100mph by a 84yr old granddad! I thought I'd seen it all!" Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption The driver was caught speeding on the M62 in East Yorkshire

An 84-year-old motorist was caught driving a Nissan Micra at speeds of up to 100mph on the M62 in East Yorkshire.

The man was caught on Wednesday by Humberside Police as part of a month-long crackdown on speeding.

Tweeting at the time of the incident, Special Constable Alex Frost said: "1L Micra stopped for travelling at 100mph by a 84yr old grandad! I thought I'd seen it all!"

The force said the driver would be issued with a court summons.

Casualty reduction officer Simon Carlisle said: "At 84-years-old you are unlikely to have the same responsive reactions to that of a younger driver and so the speed this driver was doing was extremely worrying.

"If he needed to make any sudden manoeuvre he would have been in trouble."

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