A motorist who was clocked at one of the highest speeds ever recorded on a Scottish road has been banned from driving for 14 months.
Ryan Hardy admitted travelling at nearly double the national speed limit by driving at 132 miles per hour on the M90 on May 2 last year.
Hardy, 34, of Ballaugh, Falkland, Fife, admitted driving his Audi A4 S Line Quattro TDI dangerously on the road between Perth and Edinburgh.
He appeared at Perth Sheriff Court on Friday where he admitted driving in darkness and whilst overtaking, passing a slip road and approaching another flyover, after being clocked by a police speed trap.
The incident took place at Craigend on the outskirts of Perth and Hardy was banned and ordered to resit the extended driving test before getting his licence back. Sheriff Neil Bowie also fined Hardy – whose car had the personal plate RY04HDY – £750 and ordered him to pay it off at £50 per month.
In a separate case, Andy McKenzie denied clocking 111 miles per hour on a nearby stretch of the same motorway on August 15 last year.
McKenzie, 50, of Edinburgh, denied speeding on his motorbike on the M90 Perth to Edinburgh motorway at Gairneybridge.
He denied driving a Suzuki GSX R750 dangerously and at excessive speeds up to 111mph and undertaking other vehicles. He will face trial later this year.
Last year, a speeder admitted he was driving his Mark 2 Ford Focus dangerously at 153mph on the Aberdeen bypass.
Michael Gray, 26, admitted driving the Focus dangerously by speeding on the A956 Cleanhill to Charleston stretch, near the junction with the A92.
In 2009, biker Neil Purves was convicted of dangerous driving after hitting the fastest speed ever recorded in Scotland – 106mph above the limit.
Purves, who was clocked travelling at 166mph near West Linton, Peeblesshire, was jailed for nine months.
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