A lorry driver clocked at almost 90mph on a busy Cumbrian trunk road road has been given a suspended two-month jail term and banned from driving for a year.
Carlisle Crown Court heard how a police speed detection van caught Stanley James Yeagers' laden Mercedes HGV travelling downhill at 89mph as it overtook a car on the A66 westbound at Stainmore, near Brough.
Video filmed as Yeager spots the van and brakes heavily, according to police, shows that without electronic stability control, the lorry might have jack-knifed.
Yeager, 71, of Harlestone Court, Grimsby, had a completely clean driving record, and told a probation officer of his remorse for "eleven seconds of madness that he wishes never happened".
Judge Andrew Jeffries ordered Yeager, who admitted dangerous driving, to take an extended test after his ban, but the court heard the incident would end the driver's career.