August 23 2014 Latest news:
Monday, June 9, 2014
Police have warned motorcyclists not to “dice with death” after a rider was clocked speeding at 134mph on one of Norfolk’s roads.
The motorcyclist, a man in his mid 20s, has been reported for offences of speeding and failing to stop at a red light after the incident on the A11 between the Thickthorn roundabout and Wymondham.
He is due to appear in court over the incident, which happened at about 3am on Monday, May 26.
Police revealed details of the case as the hot weather sees more motorcyclists dusting down their leathers and taking to the county’s roads.
Police motorbike rider Sgt Andy Spall said, while the majority of motorcyclists were safe and responsible, a number of people did take extreme risks.
Sgt Spall said: “The overwhelming number of bikers are responsible and take their safety on the road seriously. However, there are people prepared to take extreme risks with their lives and these people are dicing with death and also putting other road users at risk.
“Whether you are on two wheels or four, bikers and drivers need to respect and look out for one another.”
Last month, statistics obtained using the Freedom Of Information Act revealed how two drivers were caught speeding at 121mph on the A47 bypass at Kirby Bedon and on the A140 at Scole. Both were 51mph over the speed limit.
Ian Temperton, Norfolk County Council’s casualty reduction manager added: “Far too many riders are killed or injured on Norfolk’s roads, often as a result of their own actions. “Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Constabulary work in partnership to offer a wide range of training options, including the very popular Safe Rider course.” To take part in a Safe Rider course, call 01603 638115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org