A driver travelling at 80mph on a 30mph road will have to explain their actions to the courts.

Road police spotted the driver on Christmas Eve (December 24) travelling towards Whitworth at nearly three times the speed limit.

The driver was arrested by police and will appear in magistrates court.

A spokesperson for the police said: "On Christmas Eve, we detected a vehicle travelling towards Whitworth (30mph limit) at 80mph!

"There's no excuse for travelling at speeds like this on our roads.

"That driver will be asked to explain themselves to a magistrate."