FIGURES from road safety charity Brake have revealed that two drivers were caught speeding at more than 130mph on Thames Valley's roads.

Last year, more than 9,000 motorists were caught by police speeding at more than 100mph across the UK, according to data obtained by the charity.

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Across the Thames Valley (which includes Reading, Newbury, Bracknell and Wokingham) the top speeds recorded by police were 136mph, 132mph, 126 mph and 125mph.

Brake want to see automatic driving bans for those caught travelling at over 100mph, and greater resources provided to the police to help improve speeding enforcement.

The charity gathered figures from 40 of the 45 police forces across the UK, following a Freedom of Information request.

Each force was asked to supply the total number of offences recorded by a speed camera or from an officer's speed radar where a motorist was found to be going over 100mph, for 2018.

They were also asked to provide the top five speeds recorded in their area, including what the speed limit was, the location, the driver’s age and gender.

Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake, said: "There is absolutely no justification for any driver to be travelling at such excessive speeds – more than twice the national speed limit in some cases – putting themselves and others in grave danger.

"The number of drivers caught speeding at over 100mph highlights some deeply concerning issues with speeding across the country and makes clear the need for action.

"Anyone caught travelling at such speed should always face a ban – we have to make sure these dangerous, selfish drivers are taken off our roads.

"The Government must invest in national roads policing as a priority to provide the police with the resources they need to get out on the roads and act as a true deterrent to dangerous driving.

"The law must also be used to its fullest extent in penalising such dangerous behaviour, making it clear that speeding will not be tolerated."