A driver going 115mph in a 30mph zone has been given a 12-week suspended prison sentence, an 18-month driving ban, and an electric tag, after dashcam footage went sent to GoSafe.
On April 3rd 2022, the driver of a BMW 5 series was witnessed overtaking at high speed on Phoenix Way, Swansea. The vehicle he overtook had a dashcam fitted and submitted the footage to GoSafe’s Operation Snap. GoSafe worked with Road Safety Support (RSS) to calculate the speed of the BMW, which showed it to be travelling at 115mph, plus or minus 9mph.
Enquiries identified the driver as Wayne Sayce, a 38-year-old man from the Swansea area. Due to the speed of the offence, no education course or fine was offered in this instance. Mr Sayce was instead summonsed court.
He appeared in Swansea Magistrates Court on Friday, 13th January 2023, where he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. He was given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and an electronic tag. He was also banned from driving for 18 months, after which he will be required to take an extended re-test.
If you have witnessed dangerous driving or other driving offences on the road, you can submit photographic and video evidence to GoSafe at Operation SNAP (gosafesnap.wales)