M62 Speedster travelling at 130mph failed to see marked police car following them

Police officers followed the driver on the M62 who was caught at speeds of 115mph to 130mph.

Sunday, 23rd August 2020, 3:00 pm

West Yorkshire Police's Road Policing Unit tracked the driver on the M62 between junction 24 and junction 25.

The driver failed to see the marked police car following them until after the junction at Brighouse.

Posting on social media the policing unit said: " Followed at speeds of 115mph to 130mph in a MARKED police vehicle which the driver did not see until after J25.

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The driver was caught at speeds at 130mph

"Driver reported to court and is likely to be disqualified."

What is the road policing unit?

The road policing unit is responsible for the policing of the road network throughout the Force, an area of 2029 km2 with a population of approximately 2,108,000 people.

Within this area there are roads of all types including one of the busiest motorway networks in Europe.

This network includes the M62 Trans-Pennine motorway; the highest and the most congested in the country.

As well as the M62 the unit also cover the M1, M621, M606, A1 and A1(M); a total distance of over 213 carriageway miles in some of the most challenging of environments.

Safer Roads Officers are part of a larger team of officers and operate from two strategically placed bases to cover the Force area; including the motorway network and to maximize the use of the resources available at any one time.

This co-location helps to facilitate effective relationships with local NPT and Response Commanders to jointly tackle local issues.

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