Biker escapes speeding ban

Man claims speeding avoided accident

Posted: 27 July 2007
by Tim Skilton



What the road may have looked like, yesterday


A MOTORCYCLIST has escaped a ban by convincing a judge he was speeding to avoid an accident.

Police clocked Stephen Sharp, of Millom, Cumberland at 56mph in a 30mph limit wile riding his Suzuki GSX-R1100. Mr Sharp pleaded guilty.

Sharp told Furness Magistrates there was a large amount of muck on the road, which prevented him from braking to 30mph for fear he'd lose traction. Sharp also claimed a friend was involved in a motorbike accident in the same spot a few years ago, believing the dirt and grit on the road played a part in the accident. Mr Sharp used photos to illustrate his case.

Sharp was fined £175 and £35 costs. He was also awarded with five penalty points to his licence.


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Posted: 27/07/2007 at 07:45

I don't think the story should be spuns as "Biker escapes ban", he still got 5 points and a fine after all and obviously the magistrates accepted his mitigating circumstances. Bit of a non-story if you ask me...

Posted: 27/07/2007 at 11:58

load of shite really - hes lucky to get away with no ban, anyone riding within their limits and assesing the conditions correctly can enter a 30 at 30. ah well who cares? its the weekend :burnout:

Posted: 27/07/2007 at 14:23

send this crap to mcn.......dear oh dear - tatt

Posted: 27/07/2007 at 14:51

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