Motorcyclist with 46 points on licence and no insurance stopped after travelling 110mph on A47 in Norwich
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A motorcyclist with 46 points on their licence was stopped by police after travelling at 110mph on the A47 in Norwich.
Officers found that the rider, who was carrying a passenger, also had no insurance or tax, and that their MOT ran out in 2008.
On further inspection, the bike's rear tyre was found to be defective, there were cables preventing steering and the speedo was dangling at the wheel.
PC Mark Carter said it was about 3pm on Saturday (March 4) when an officer from the Norfolk Road Casualty Reduction Team on a marked police motorcycle noticed the Honda CBR motorcycle apparently travelling at excess speed on the A47 eastbound near the Trowse junction.
He said: 'The officer conducted a speed check on the bike and found the riders speed varying between 90 and 115mph.
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'The rider had a pillion passenger on the bike.
'The rider was stopped at the Brundall services and roadside enquiries carried out. These enquiries highlighted the fact the rider already had 46 points on their driver record and had never passed a driving test. The bike was not insured or taxed and had last been MOT'd in 2008.
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'The motorcycle tyre tread was well below the minimum requirements, the seat was not fixed to the bike at all, relying on the occupants weight to hold the seat on. The control cables were also incorrectly routed meaning the bike could not steer right correctly. The brake manifold and Speedo sender at the front wheel were also both insecure.'
The rider, a man in his early 20's from west Norfolk was interviewed and reported for numerous offences. He will appear in court in due course.
The motorcycle was prohibited from use and seized.