MOTORISTS on the A1 have been warned they face fines and points on their licence after police captured cars driving at more than 100mph.

Officers from Northumbria Police’s Camera Enforcement Unit have issued the warning after capturing 66 people speeding in just three hours last week.

The mobile speed camera van was deployed to the A1 near Felton, Northumberland, last Tuesday to enforce the 70mph limit on the dual carriageway and, in just three hours, three vehicles were caught driving at more than 100mph and a further 63 cars were well in excess of the speed limit.

Many of the motorists were driving so fast that they won’t have the option of a speed awareness course and will instead get three points and a £100 fine.

PC Pete Burke said: “Northumbria Police are committed to making our roads as safe as possible and we work closely with partners every day to enforce speed limits across our region.

“Following consultation with Highways England our mobile speed cameras are now being deployed all along the A1 and anyone who is breaking the limit on the road should expect to be penalised.

“The stopping distance at 100mph is approximately double what it would be if vehicles were driving at the 70mph limit.

"Driving at that speed is not only dangerous, but completely irresponsible.”