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Driver caught doing 122mph on dangerous Northern Ireland road

The driver was stopped on Frosses Road on Saturday
The driver was stopped on Frosses Road on Saturday
Andrew Madden

By Andrew Madden

A driver has been caught speeding at 122mph along one of Northern Ireland's most dangerous roads.

The male motorist was detected along the Frosses Road in Co Antrim on Saturday evening.

The Frosses Road has been the scene of several fatal crashes over the years.

Posting on social media, PSNI Road Policing said the driver "claimed he wasn't paying full attention to his speed".

According to the latest official statistics, more than 30,000 speed offences were recorded here in 2017 - an average of more than 80 a day.

One camera alone, on Belfast's Saintfield Road, recorded 3,761 incidents.

Another on the city's Upper Newtownards Road clocked 1,717 cars, while a third on the Springfield Road caught 1,256.

In total, 31,076 speeding offences were detected.

The number of offences in 2017 fell compared to the previous year, down 28% from 43,658, although there was a drop in the number of mobile safety camera deployments.

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