POLICE clocked 37 motorists travelling at more than 90mph in just one hour on the M5 in Somerset.

During the operation near Bridgwater yesterday (Wednesday), one vehicle was going at 112mph.

Other incidents included:

  • a large van was speeding at 95mph;
  • a vehicle towing a trailer at 77mph.

Officers say the speeds in heavy traffic are unacceptable.

A social media post from Avon and Somerset Police roads policing unit says: "In 1 hour #M5 near #Bridgwater today we detected 37 vehicles travelling above 90mph, all in heavy traffic!

"95mph for a large van; 77mph towing a trailer; 112mph the highest speed recorded.

"This level of driving will not be accepted in @ASPolice."