A senior executive at Britain’s biggest speed camera firm was banned from driving for six months today after he admitted travelling at more than 100mph.
Tom Riall, 49, was apprehended by police officers when they recorded him driving at 102.92mph on the A14 near Newmarket, in Suffolk.
Mr Riall is head of Serco’s home affairs division, which has installed and managed speed cameras at more than 4,000 sites around Britain since 1992.
He was fined and banned from driving at Sudbury magistrates court today after his third speeding offence in two years. “I accept the decision of the court. I recognise that speeding is not acceptable and regret what I did,” he said outside court. “My speed was excessive and I’ve made a full apology.”
Last year, Mr Riall was prominent in an anti-speeding initiative, sponsored by Serco, called "Safe Drive Stay Alive''. He said at the time: "We see the direct consequences of reckless and dangerous driving every single day. For far too many young people it ends with a prison sentence but for the families left behind the pain lasts much longer.”