A MOTORIST was caught travelling a staggering 80mph over the speed limit on Leeds Road in Bradford in the early hours of this morning.

A prominent road safety campaigner in Bradford, Amjad Malik, whose son Sajid was killed in a crash on Barkerend Road in 2014, said he was “lost for words” over this latest instance of dangerous driving.

The driver, who was driving his dad’s high-powered Audi RS3, was going 110mph in a 30mph zone and was subsequently reported to court.

Incredulous West Yorkshire Police traffic officer Ben Pearson, who stars on hit Channel 5 show Police Interceptors, attended the incident, and tweeted to say: “fuming isn’t the word”.

PC Pearson told the Telegraph & Argus that the incident took place between the junction of Killinghall Road and the junction of Shipley Airedale Road, one of the busiest sections of Leeds Road, full of shops, takeaways, restaurants and houses.

He added: “We set off after it and got to 107mph and it was still pulling away from us. It’s the fastest I’ve been in a 30 limit in an (BMW) X5.”

Meanwhile, Mr Malik claimed that there had been a lack of action from Bradford Council on roads like this, saying that he had lobbied fruitlessly for road safety improvements.

The 42-year-old said: “I’ve asked the council to put speed cameras up on Leeds Road, Killinghall Road and Barkerend Road but they’ve refused to put any there.

“They say they have no funding and that there’s not many deaths there so they can’t justify it.

“They’ve recently installed them on Lister Lane, just off Peel Park, but I’d say there’s a lot more problems and deaths on the inner city roads than there.”

Speaking about today's speeding incident on Leeds Road, Mr Malik sighed: “I’m lost for words, I don’t know what to say.

“It’s completely out of hand and out of order and kids just don’t seem to listen nowadays. I don’t know what we’re going to do with them.

“If you’re doing 110mph down Leeds Road then you really are playing with your own life.

“Even going at 60mph you would be doing that, so this is just ridiculous.”

There was a strong reaction to reports of the incident on the Telegraph & Argus’ Facebook page.

Ary Hussain commented: “All cars should be fitted with speed limiters and the law of this land should make it so.

“It also should be part of the cars MOT. If it’s missing or not working, the testing station should fail the cars MOT. In my opinion, this is the only way to cut down accidents.”

Liz Loxley Elkins said: “They need to police Toller Lane too. It’s like living next to a F1 track, the speed at which they drive is horrendous.”

Meanwhile, Jacqueline Flanagan added: “This is what law abiding people are up against. That’s why I’m on a 6 o’clock curfew when it comes to driving.”

Bradford Council were approached for comment on what Mr Malik said but failed to respond before our deadline.