7 July 2019

No licence, no rego and teenager was 62km/h over the limit

| Ian Bushnell
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An unlicensed, teenage motorcyclist clocked 142km/h on Horse Park Drive on Friday night, 62km/h over the 80km/h speed limit.

When police stopped the motorcyclist in Harrison about 11:30 pm, they discovered the 17-year-old male rider did not hold a licence to ride a motorcycle, the bike did not have number plates attached, was uninsured, and had been unregistered since April.

Police issued the rider with infringement notices for being an unlicensed rider, speeding more than 45km/h over the limit, and for driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle.

Acting Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Jayde Evans said the fines for these offences combined to a total of $4069.

“There is never any excuse for speeding, but this month, ACT Policing’s traffic focus is on speeding, and police will be targeting anyone going faster than the limit,” Sergeant Evans said.

“Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable users on our roads. The behaviour exhibited by this rider greatly increases the risks.

“It is fortunate for this rider that he was not involved in a serious or fatal collision. Speeding to this degree is unacceptable, it will not be tolerated.”

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Perhaps the police should be around Harrison more at night because there are always cars and motor bikes screaming around the streets. Sometimes it goes on into the early morning.

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