UK Taxi Driver Tom Matthews has set a new speed record for a gasoline powered vehicle in his 12-year-old Vauxhall Cavalier. A phenomenal feat, he beat the previous record set in 2004 by Peter O’Flynn (Sales Manager) of 406mph.
He was recorded traveling at a staggering 420mph in a 30mph Zone in Newport, Gwent. Mr Matthews was awarded the standard £60 fine and 3 Points on his licence for his achievement. Mr Matthews speculates there must have been a printing error on the ticket.
An official announcement from the Mid and South Wales Safety Camera Partnership indicates there may have been "an employee processing error" and have apologised for the mistake.