Police blitz on speeding bikers

By Juliette MaxamMORE than 30 motorcyclists have been caught speeding in a police operation - with two riders clocked at more than 100mph.A speed camera was set up by Essex Police on Wednesday on the A133, a route used by motorcyclists going to their weekly meet in Great Bentley.

By Juliette Maxam

MORE than 30 motorcyclists have been caught speeding in a police operation - with two riders clocked at more than 100mph.

A speed camera was set up by Essex Police on Wednesday on the A133, a route used by motorcyclists going to their weekly meet in Great Bentley.

It caught more than 30 motorists breaking the 60mph speed limit, of which all but two were motorcyclists - and two riders were captured on camera traveling at 108mph.


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Inspector Steve Brewer, of Stanway traffic police, said: “Those offenders caught by the camera will be dealt with in accordance with the guidelines, depending on how fast they were traveling.

“Some will have to attend court and face the prospect of being disqualified as well as being fined. For these people, their few seconds of madness will cost them dearly.”

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Mr Brewer warned speed cameras would continue to be deployed in and around the Great Bentley area to ensure motorcyclists obeyed the law.

“Sites will vary and I have no sympathy for anyone caught travelling at these ridiculous speeds,” he said.

“The public highway is not the place for these riders to test the performance of their machines - they should look to attend a track day at one of the recognised race circuits if that's what they want to do.”

Mr Brewer said there have been several crashes over the past few years involving motorcyclists going to or leaving the Great Bentley meet, but added it was a minority who were acting in irresponsibly.

Essex Police said they were committed to making the county's roads safer and to reduce the unacceptably high number of casualties.

Since the beginning of January seven motorcyclists have been killed on the roads of Essex - two more then the same period last year - and dozens more have been injured, some seriously.

juliette.maxam@eadt.co.uk

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