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Mo­tor­cy­clist ar­rested for speed­ing on A47

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Joel Lamy joel.lamy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTJoelLamy

A Peter­bor­ough mo­tor­cy­clist was caught do­ing 160mph on the A47 at Thor­ney, one of the high­est speeds Cam­bridgeshire po­lice has ever recorded. Of­fi­cers were car­ry­ing out speed checks on Sun­day at about 5.20pm when they clocked a man on a BMW RR100 mo­tor­bike trav­el­ling at more than twice the speed limit.

PC Dave Black from the Bed­ford­shire, Cam­bridgeshire­andHert­ford­shireRoads Polic­ing Unit said: “The mo­tor­cy­clist was trav­el­ling hor­ren­dously fast. There is ab­so­lutely no rea­son for any­one to be trav­el­ling at such speeds on pub­lic roads.

“Not only was he putting him­self at dan­ger but also the lives of other road users.”

The 56-year-old man from Peter­bor­ough has been sum- monsed to ap­pear in court. The min­i­mum penalty for speed­ing is a £100 fine and three penalty points on the of­fender’s li­cence, how­ever driv­ers across the county are warned that the speed limit is ‘a limit not a tar­get’.

Tra f f i c S e r gea nt I a n Man­ley said: “In the last five years (2011-2015) there have been 172 fa­tal or se­ri­ous col­li­sions in Cam­bridgeshire where at least one driver was re­ported to be ex­ceed­ing the speed limit or driv­ing too fast for the con­di­tions, re­sult­ing in 25 fa­tal­i­ties and 191 peo­ple be­ing se­ri­ously in­jured.

“If you kill some­one while speed­ing you will have to live with the long-term emo­tional con­se­quences. Re­mem­ber that speed lim­its are there for a rea­son.”

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