A driver caught doing 128mph on a dual carriageway in icy conditions has been called “reckless, selfish and dangerous”.
The motorist was clocked driving at high speeds on the A303 in Somerset despite warnings of “extremely icy and dangerous” conditions.
Avon and Somerset Police Roads Policing unit (RPU) posted an image showing the driver’s speed.
It came after a major incident was declared in Somerset when a double-decker bus overturned in a crash involving a motorcycle on Tuesday.
ASPolice Roads Policing tweeted on Thursday: “Reckless, selfish & dangerous..!! This driver was captured at 128mph by one of our #FATAL5 enforcement officers a couple of days ago.
“It's the A303 in #Somerset & a 70mph limit which in the cold & icy conditions we're experiencing is too high, so nearly double that is...!!!”
Temperatures plunged below minus 10C in parts of the UK this week amid snow and icy conditions.
Avon and Somerset Police said it had received more than 100 reports of road-related incidents in five hours by early Tuesday morning.
Following the double-decker bus crash, the A39 Quantock Road in Bridgwater was closed with police, fire and ambulance units attending.
NHS Somerset said 27 patients were taken to a minor injuries unit while another 26 were taken to the emergency department at Musgrove Hospital for injuries consistent with a “serious traffic collision”.
A “small number” of those injured were left needing surgery, the service said.
The force had urged people not to travel unless “absolutely essential”.
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service also said it had seen reports that vehicles had become stuck in snow on the A39 at Trispen and A391 at Bugle.
Forecasters have issued a further weather warning for fog this weekend – but said the UK is “over the worst” of the cold snap.
The Met Office said parts of England will be hit by difficult driving conditions while freezing temperatures could see untreated surfaces become slippery.
The yellow weather warning will be in place between 2am and 11am on Monday and covers areas in the south and east of the country, with Yorkshire down to East Anglia expected to see the densest fog.