Scotland’s fastest speeder is a biker who was never caught

Speed camera van didn’t get 139mph motorcycle’s number plate

SCOTLAND'S fastest speeder in 15 months was a motorcyclist who was clocked at 139mph and never caught, according to a local paper.

A speed camera van did not record the rider’s number plate as he hit more than double the limit on the 60mph A96 between the towns of Keith and Huntly.

It was the fastest speeding offence in Scotland between April 1 2013 and June 30 this year, revealed in a Freedom of Information request by the Institute of Advanced Motorists. 

Details released by the IAM do not include the vehicle type but according to Aberdeen’s Evening Express the 139mph speeder is ‘believed to be’ a motorcyclist.

The paper says the camera ‘couldn’t identify’ the registration plate.

The fastest speed recorded in England and Wales was 149mph on the M25 at Swanley, according to the IAM.