Fifty-six day ban for 121mph biker

No jail for speeding M6 biker

Posted: 21 December 2009
by Visordown News


A MOTORCYCLIST has been banned from driving for 56 days after he was caught speeding on the M6 motorway

Matthew Sanders, 37, was caught by police travelling at 121mph on the M6 northbound in September this year, a court heard.

Sanders, from St Andrews, Fife, was also ordered to pay a £290 fine, plus £50 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge (who's the victim - Ed).

Sanders' solicitor said his client had accelerated hard on his Triumph Sprint 1050 in order to catch two cars ahead and shelter in their slipstream.

Mmmm. At least he's not inside for Xmas.

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Don't get caught over 100mph - we all know what to expect if we do

Victim surcharge though... perhaps someone who got mugged whilst the police were busy filling in paperwork?

Posted: 21/12/2009 at 15:56

His defence was that he was trying to "shelter in their slipstream"? Did he want careless driving on top of the speeding for tailgating? Why not just admit it rather than come up with daft excuses...I did!

Posted: 21/12/2009 at 19:15

Hey he's not been locked up - he's probably very pleased at that alone  - a bit more of a sensible conviction just getting a ban and a fine if you ask me. And besides, 56 days takes him through the snowy spell we're having..... silver  clooud linings and all that.

Posted: 21/12/2009 at 21:40

When I decide that I'm too old to ride a motorbike I'll buy a blade and get clocked at over 150 mph.  The joke's on you your honor, I'm going to stop riding in spite of the ban.

Posted: 22/12/2009 at 00:58

Is this a thread for Woman's Day?

Decent 400, Er6N etc pull 120 in mid gear

Lets all get out there and pull 120 in support this Christmas 

Posted: 27/12/2009 at 23:35

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