POLICE have vowed to keep tackling 'appalling' driving after a motorist was caught speeding at nearly 100mph on the A169.

North Yorkshire Police said the driver was recorded doing 96mph in a 60mph limit at the weekend.

Officers also stopped a driver travelling at more than 131mph on the A64 in the York area. Other speeds of 112mph and 108mph were also recorded.

Last week the force announced that a high-profile presence was being deployed across North Yorkshire to try to prevent fatalities in communities, rural roads and key routes.

“While many motorists took our advice on board, sadly the standard of driving and motorcycling by a minority this weekend was appalling,” said Superintendent Paula Booth.

“On Friday we warned motorists that we were stepping up our response to the horrendous driving and motorcycling we’ve seen, and we dealt with a high number of significant violations this weekend.

“As traffic levels increase with some lockdown restrictions being relaxed, we’re concerned that someone will be killed if driving standards are not brought under control.

“Residents share our concerns and fear for the safety of people in their communities.

Other incidents enforced officers at the weekend include:

• More than 50 offences enforced on the B6479 Settle to Ribblehead road within just one-and-a-half hours.

• 121mph on the A19 near Northallerton. 103mph was also recorded.

• 57mph in a residential 30mph zone in Settle.

• 109mph on Cross Hills bypass, in a 70mph limit.

Last week, North Yorkshire joined the national #SlowDownSaveLives campaign, run by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) to ensure road users remain safe as traffic levels rise.

On average, 17 people are killed and 126 are seriously injured every month in the UK in crashes where speeding is believed to have been a significant factor, the NPCC says.

“We will continue our high-profile roads policing deployments in communities, and on larger roads where speed and other motoring offences are an issue,” added superintendent Booth.

“If you use North Yorkshire’s roads, be aware that officers are out in force and will be actively enforcing speeding and other offences.

“Help us to keep everyone safe, slow down and save lives.”