FOUR drivers were caught speeding on the A35 in Dorset at the weekend – with the fastest clocked driving at 105mph by police.

Traffic officers were checking for speeding motorists on the Puddletown bypass on Saturday They caught four drivers “within a very short time” with a combined speed of 382mph.

“They should have had a combined speed of no more than 280mph,” Dorset traffic police said on Twitter.

“Please slow down. Lives change in a heartbeat,” they warned.

The A35 at Puddletown, which has a limit of 70mph, is becoming notorious for speeding motorists.

Currently, the fastest speed recorded on a Dorset road was when Brendan John Matthews, of Wyke Road, Weymouth, was allegedly clocked by police travelling at 152mph on the bypass.

However, when he appeared at court he accepted a maximum speed of 140mph.

And Daniel Sweeney-Hutt, of Lake Avenue, Hamworthy, was allegedly caught driving a Porsche at 155 miles per hour along the bypass in March.

In court he pleaded not guilty to the offence.

If he is convicted, it will be the highest speed ever recorded by police in the county.

The 29-year-old was also subsequently charged with dangerous driving.

He has not yet entered a plea to the charge and the case was adjourned until July 29.