A CAERPHILLY man who was caught speeding five times in just over three months has avoided being disqualified from driving.

Ahmed Mohammed, 27, of Commercial Street in Pengam, was caught in his BMW 320D by speed cameras five times in Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf between February 2 and May 9 this year.

Mohammed was first caught doing 36mph in the 30mph zone on North Road in Cardiff on February 2.


Later that month, on February 24, he was clocked doing 36mph on the 30mph Newport Road in Cardiff, at the junction with Rover Way.

He was then caught again on North Road, this time at the junction with College Road, on March 5, doing 35mph in a 30mph zone.

On March 31, Mohammed was speeding at 53mph in a 40mph zone in Hopkinstown in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

And on May 9, he was again caught on North Road – this time going at 45mph.

He admitted all of the offences, and was sentenced at Cardiff Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, October 20.

He was fined £100 each for the first four offences, and had three points added to his licence for each of the first three offences.

For the fifth offence, he was fined £150, and ordered to pay £105 in costs and a £55 surcharge. He also had six points added to his licence.

Mohammed avoided disqualification from driving after the court determined this would cause “exceptional hardship”, as the impact would likely result in his employees losing their jobs and would prevent him from supporting his wife and son in Sudan.