*A correction was made to this article. We originally reported that the driver was banned for 17months, it was in fact 12 months. 

A DRIVER has been banned from the road for going at 110mph and almost causing an accident.

Afaq Ahmad, 22, was clocked on the M74 motorway when police caught him speeding close to Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, on April 20, 2021.

He pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to dangerous driving.

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Prosecutor Sat Vingh said: “Police officers were stationed on the M74 and observed a Vauxhall Astra going at an excessive speed.”

“Police followed closely and clocked his speed at above 110mph on the road. 

"He then began to go between the three lanes without signalling and crossed white solid lines, narrowly avoiding a collision and had to do an emergency stop.”

The police eventually stopped him on the motorway and he was arrested.

Tracy Paterson, defending: “He regrets his actions and wants to resolve this as fast as possible."


Sheriff Neil MacKinnon told Ahmad: "This is a serious offence."

Ahmad from Simshill was sentenced to a £515 fine and a 12-month driving ban.