ACT Policing have caught a motorcyclist travelling 174 kilometres per hour in a 100km/h speed zone on Majura Parkway last Friday.
The rider was apprehended on the Monaro Highway, Symonston. The motorcyclist excuse for the speed was “my fuel light had come on and I was trying to make it to the service station at Hume.”
Police subsequently issued the rider a traffic infringement notice, which incurred a $1,841 fine, a loss of twelve demerit points and by default their licence.
The officer in charge of traffic operations, Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman, said that a person that exceeds the speed limit by 74 kilometres should not have a licence.
“What do you say to a person who thinks it’s ok to exceed the speed limit by 74km/h? A person that exceeds the speed limit by 74km/h just shouldn’t have a licence. It’s a simple as that.”
ACT Policing would like to remind all motorcyclists and motorists to obey the speed limits.
“The rider was not only gambling with their own life, but with the lives of other road users.”