Tom Riall (pictured) leaving Sudbury Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to speeding at over 100mph on a 70mph dual carriageway in 2009
A speed camera boss who was banned from driving for doing 102mph has once again been barred from Britain’s roads – this time for using a mobile phone.
From 2007 to 2013 Tom Riall was chief executive of Serco, which installed about 4,500 speed and traffic light cameras across Britain.
He hit the headlines in early 2009 when he was caught doing over 100 miles per hour on a road in Newmarket, Suffolk, which had a 70mph limit.
The 58-year-old has now been handed a six-month driving ban for using his mobile phone while driving along the M4 near Langley, Slough on April 9.
He denied the charge but was tried and convicted by a District Judge sitting at Reading Magistrates Court on Monday, August 13.
Alongside the six month driving ban he was handed a £2,500 fine and ordered to pay £640 costs and a £250 victim surcharge.
Riall is now chief executive officer for the multi-million pound Integrated Dental Holdings Group Limited.
He worked for Serco from 2005 to 2013 before moving on to a brief stint at The Priory.
Addressing his recent ban, a spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: ‘Due to it being a high fine, we put the press release out as we want to set an example and show people why they shouldn’t be on their phone whilst driving.’
Tom Riall (pictured) is now chief executive of Integrated Dental Holdings Group Ltd, a company which operates NHS and private dental practices in the UK with sales figures of roughly £600m a year. He has now been handed a six-month driving ban for using his mobile phone while driving along the M4
Investigating officer, Police Constable Jessica Barker of the Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘Thames Valley Police take the offence of using a mobile phone whilst driving very seriously.’
From 2007 to 2013 Tom Riall was chief executive of Serco, which installed about 4,500 speed and traffic light cameras across Britain
Riall of Ufton Nervet, Reading, apologised at the time of his original driving ban.
Addressing magistrates, he said: ‘In my role I am all too aware of the consequences of speeding.’
The court heard that the married father of three had two previous motoring convictions, including a past speeding offence, from 2006 and 2007.
Riall moved on from SERCO to work at the Priory Group, which provides mental health services, as chief executive before moving to the Integrated Dental Holdings Group Ltd in May 2017, a company which operates NHS and private dental practices in the UK with sales figures of roughly £600m a year.
When contacted about his latest conviction Mr Riall replied ‘no comment’, while no one was at his six-bedroomed home on a secluded farm road in west Berkshire to speak about the conviction.