Motorcyclist clocked doing 153mph on the A120- one of the top recorded speeds in the country

Braintree and Witham Times: The A120 near Stebbing - where the motorcyclist was clocked doing 153mph The A120 near Stebbing - where the motorcyclist was clocked doing 153mph

A motorcyclist has been caught riding at 153mph on a dual carriageway near Stebbing - likely to be one of the top recorded speeds in the country.

Police officers carried out speed checks on the A120, which has a speed limit of 70mph, on Saturday and used digital recorders to catch people driving at more than 100mph - including the motorcyclist riding at more than double the limit.

Riding at that speed of 2.55 miles a minute, it would have taken the rider just five minutes and 10 seconds to reach Stansted Airport from Braintree town centre and over six minutes to reach Colchester.

The highest speed clocked by a speed camera on Britain's roads last year was 149mph on the M25 in Kent.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.

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12:09pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

pity he didn't wrap himself round a lamppost waster
pity he didn't wrap himself round a lamppost waster Bhudeeka
  • Score: -36

12:37pm Thu 26 Jun 14

UsernameTaken1955 says...

Hope the halfwit goes to prison
Hope the halfwit goes to prison UsernameTaken1955
  • Score: -15

12:42pm Thu 26 Jun 14

The Stinker Returns says...

The article is almost gloryfying the speed, telling us how quickly you can reach the airport etc. Surely more warnings of the negative consequences of speeding is more appropriate.
The article is almost gloryfying the speed, telling us how quickly you can reach the airport etc. Surely more warnings of the negative consequences of speeding is more appropriate. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 8

1:25pm Thu 26 Jun 14

pierre-pierre says...

they clocked IT, but did they identify the vehicle or driver? doesn't say in the rag
they clocked IT, but did they identify the vehicle or driver? doesn't say in the rag pierre-pierre
  • Score: 2

4:38pm Thu 26 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Perhaps if we had a few more potholes these twonks wouldn't career around the way they do.
Perhaps if we had a few more potholes these twonks wouldn't career around the way they do. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: -8

5:38pm Fri 27 Jun 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Most I ever did was 165 on a track in a pace car driven by a professional (scary as hell) and 142 driving myself. That was fast enough to put the fear of hell into me! However, there are bikes and cars designed to do these speeds (I own one governed to 155) and they aren't inherently unsafe. It is when something goes wrong that it all goes pearshaped so fast that there's no way to recover. If, however, there is no one else around then surely it is the driver that bears the responsibility -- and the loss. And that's why its irresponsible to fly around at those speeds on public roads. (Even if it can be fun.)
Most I ever did was 165 on a track in a pace car driven by a professional (scary as hell) and 142 driving myself. That was fast enough to put the fear of hell into me! However, there are bikes and cars designed to do these speeds (I own one governed to 155) and they aren't inherently unsafe. It is when something goes wrong that it all goes pearshaped so fast that there's no way to recover. If, however, there is no one else around then surely it is the driver that bears the responsibility -- and the loss. And that's why its irresponsible to fly around at those speeds on public roads. (Even if it can be fun.) /@|_|@\
  • Score: 2

6:20am Sat 28 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

'See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.'

What a joke!

It seems that the journalist putting this story together didn't even think to address the number one question likely to be at the forefront of every reader's mind.

Was the miscreant actually apprehended?

We are left guessing. Why?
'See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.' What a joke! It seems that the journalist putting this story together didn't even think to address the number one question likely to be at the forefront of every reader's mind. Was the miscreant actually apprehended? We are left guessing. Why? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

7:05pm Sun 29 Jun 14

pierre-pierre says...

like /@|_|@\ I to have been very fast on a safe banked track in southern Italy, 12 Km perfect banked circle, but with a few ups and downs, mine that 155 and a lot faster in Lamborghini and Maserati, and Ford supercar a few years ago, even a souped up Transit at over 100 MPH

as commented earlier, what time of day was it, could they read the number plate?
like /@|_|@\ I to have been very fast on a safe banked track in southern Italy, 12 Km perfect banked circle, but with a few ups and downs, mine that 155 and a lot faster in Lamborghini and Maserati, and Ford supercar a few years ago, even a souped up Transit at over 100 MPH as commented earlier, what time of day was it, could they read the number plate? pierre-pierre
  • Score: 1
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