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Motorcyclist arrested for speeding on A47
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.”