A driver has been reported for speeding offences after officers from the Beds, Cambs & Herts Roads Policing Unit spotted a vehicle travelling at 96 MPH through the Hatfield Tunnel in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
After speaking to the driver of the car, it transpired that the driver had been ‘challenged’ by a passenger in the vehicle to see if they could hold their breath for the time it took the car to drive the 1,200-metre tunnel.
A spokesperson for the unit tweeted:
‘RP77 (callsign) – 96mph through the Hatfield Tunnel because you’ve been challenged to hold your breath!
‘Next time do it in the passenger seat whilst someone else drives at the limit, much more of a challenge’.
The current speed limit on the tunnel, located on the A1(M) is 70 MPH.
One Twitter user commented: ‘If only stupidity was a crime.’
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