HAMPSHIRE’S speediest driver of 2018 hit 137 miles per hour – and the top five fastest were all caught on one of three roads, it has been revealed.

While the fastest motorist was spotted on the M3, two drivers hit top speeds of 120mph on the A303.

Another driver in the top five reached 120mph on the M3.

Each of the roads are subject to a 70mph speed limit.

In 2017, 61 drivers were caught speeding at more than 100mph in Hampshire. The figure rose to 72 in 2018.

The statistics were released by road safety charity Brake.

Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for the organisation, said: “There is absolutely no justification for any driver to be travelling at such excessive speeds – more than twice the national speed limit in some cases.

“They put themselves and others in grave danger.

“The number of drivers caught speeding at more than 100mph highlights some deeply concerning issues with speeding across the country and makes clear the need for action.

“Anyone caught travelling at such speed should always face a ban.

“We have to make sure these dangerous, selfish drivers are taken off our roads.”

He said more government investment is needed in roads policing “to provide officers with the resources they need to get out on the roads and act as a true deterrent”.

“The law must also be used to its fullest extent in penalising such dangerous behaviour, making it clear that speeding will not be tolerated,” Mr Harris said.

Earlier this year 6,000 drivers were caught speeding on the M27 where the motorists were caught exceeding the 50mph speed limit on the M27 where work is currently under way between junction four and 11.