A DRIVER was caught driving at 94mph in a 50mph zone as part of a crackdown on speeding in Ingleby Barwick last month.

Complaints about drivers breaking the limits in the town led to a joint campaign by Cleveland Police and Stockton Borough Council.

They focused on speeding hotspots in Ingleby Barwick in a week-long enforcement drive.

More than 100 drivers were caught, with one doing 94 mph on the 50-mph Queen Elizabeth Way.

There were 13 caught on Lowfields Avenue, 11 on Beckfields Avenue, seven on Myton Avenue and five on Sober Hall Avenue.

Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council’s cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “The vast majority of drivers adhered to the speed limits though there were truly outrageous exceptions – most notably the driver clocked at 94mph in a 50mph zone.

“Beyond that there were unfortunately a number of speeding offences detected on Ingleby Barwick’s built-up roads, including near schools, and that’s something residents tell us they are particularly worried about.

“I’d like to thank Cleveland Police for working with us on this campaign and I’m pleased that they are taking action against those caught flouting the law so flagrantly.

“Together we’re sending out the message that there are consequences for your actions.”

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “We’re committed to road safety and this is just another example of how we work with residents and local authorities to target areas of concern.

“This is all about trying to bring people’s speed down and reduce the number of potential casualties and fatal collisions that sadly do happen.

“We will continue to gather intelligence about speeding across the force area, target our enforcement where appropriate and take action against those breaking the law.

“Cleveland Police remain resolute in their approach to reducing serious and fatal collisions.”