Teen driver filmed driving at 100mph on M4 hard shoulder banned
Road to ruin! Teenage driver, 18, who was filmed undertaking cars at 100mph on the M4 hard shoulder is banned from driving… a year after getting his licence
- Danish Taqwa, 18, from Milton Keynes drove Audi A3 at over 100mph on the M4
- Police in Swindon shared a video as he was banned from driving for four months
- But locals said punishment was too lenient as outcome may have been ‘horrific’
A teenage driver has lost his licence after being caught on a fellow motorist’s dashcam speeding at 100mph down the hard shoulder on the M4.
Danish Taqwa, 18, from Milton Keynes, drove his Audi A3 at more than 100mph, undertaking other vehicles travelling the route past Swindon on May 6 this year.
Dashcam footage shows Taqwa driving his black Audi A3 kicking up dust at high speeds down the hard shoulder of the M4, as he undertook several cars and lorries on a the relatively clear motorway.
Appearing before Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, September 23, he pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and was sentenced, a year after getting his licence.
Wiltshire Police said Taqwa was disqualified from driving for four months and was ordered to pay a £200 fine, £90 costs and a £34 surcharge.
Danish Taqwa, 18, from Milton Keynes, drove his Audi A3 (pictured) at more than 100mph, undertaking other vehicles travelling the route past Swindon on May 6 this year
Dashcam footage shows Taqwa driving his black Audi A3 kicking up dust at high speeds down the hard shoulder
Taqwa was disqualified from driving for four months and was ordered to pay a £200 fine, £90 costs and a £34 surcharge
The Swindon section of the force shared the video and the details of his sentence on Facebook yesterday.
But outraged residents criticised the leniency of punishment, with one man calling his four month driving ban a ‘complete joke’.
Steve Brown wrote: ‘Complete joke! Could [have] been a broken down car, or Highways Agency working on that hard shoulder.’
Phil Cackett concurred saying that ‘four bl***y months’ was ‘pathetic’. He said that ‘if someone had broken down not only roadside’ people could have been hurt in a ‘horrific’ incident.
‘Justice system needs to look at the real world around them and stop dishing out lenient sentences,’ he added.
Nic Firth wrote: ‘The fine and costs is pointless, it’s less than the cost of four tanks of fuel, and a very short ban considering the risk he presented. Some people seem to live life like it’s a computer game, but sadly if you kill someone they don’t respawn.’
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