ACT Policing has blasted the “galling” behaviour of a motorcyclist who was caught travelling over the legal limit by 100 kilometres per hour on Yamba Drive in Isaacs over the weekend.
Last Saturday (18 August), police detected a motorcyclist travelling at 183 kilometres per hour in an 80km/h zone on Yamba Drive and cutting between lanes of traffic at excessive speeds.
After police stopped the rider, an inspection of the motorcycle revealed it also had a defective rear tyre.
Acting Station Sergeant David Wills said the display of driving was particularly disappointing as this month’s road safety message is a focus on vulnerable road users and described the motorcyclist’s behaviour as galling.
“While police are urging all motorists to be aware of vulnerable road users this month, all road users still need to use common sense and obey the rules when driving or riding,” Acting Station Sergeant Wills said.
“Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable, so for this rider to exceed the speed limit by more than 100 kilometres an hour is galling. By doing so they are making themselves even more vulnerable.
“This rider is showing little to no regard for their own safety, and is gambling with the lives of other road users at the same time.”
Police issued the rider a traffic infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45 kilometres per hour, overtaking too closely to other vehicles, and for having non-standard (defective) tyres.
The rider was also issued with a defect notice.