Motorcyclist riding at 153mph on the A120 will not be prosecuted by police

The A120 near Stebbing - where the motorcyclist was clocked doing 153mph

The A120 near Stebbing - where the motorcyclist was clocked doing 153mph

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A motorcyclist travelling at a staggering 153mph on the A120 near Braintree will not be prosecuted because police could not read his registration plate.

Sunlight glaring on the number plate in video footage made it unreadable – so they cannot track the culprit down.

Speed checks were carried out on the 70mph dual carriageway near Stebbing last weekend and used digital recorders to catch people driving at more than 100mph.

Anyone driving at more than 25mph over the limit will be reported to court.

Adam Pipe, casualty reduction manager at Essex Police, said 148 drivers were found to be speeding over the three hours.

Driving on a 70mph road between 101 and 110mph can result in a fine plus six points or a driving ban for between seven and 56 days.

Mr Pipe said: “We are naturally very disappointed."

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

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10:07pm Thu 3 Jul 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Great news! Didn't end up hurting anyone:

"Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light".

Good fun.
Great news! Didn't end up hurting anyone: "Another runner in the night Blinded by the light". Good fun. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 6

10:53pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

'....police could not read his registration plate....'

So how do they know it was a 'he'?

Perhaps we have a 'Fast & Loose Woman at large on two wheels.
'....police could not read his registration plate....' So how do they know it was a 'he'? Perhaps we have a 'Fast & Loose Woman at large on two wheels. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 7

8:29am Sat 5 Jul 14

keith_l says...

I'm sure that with freeze frame and image enhancement technology it would be possible to get the registration, or at least a partial reg that could be matched to the make, model and colour of the bike.

Dangerous driving at this level is worth the extra effort in bringing it to justice considering the amount spent on much less serious offences, such as using the hell to search for people.
I'm sure that with freeze frame and image enhancement technology it would be possible to get the registration, or at least a partial reg that could be matched to the make, model and colour of the bike. Dangerous driving at this level is worth the extra effort in bringing it to justice considering the amount spent on much less serious offences, such as using the hell to search for people. keith_l
  • Score: -6

12:36pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Hatpeg says...

Maybe it was a foreign registration plate - which means they get away with it.
Maybe it was a foreign registration plate - which means they get away with it. Hatpeg
  • Score: -1

3:19pm Sat 5 Jul 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Having concluded that it could possibly have been a woman rider, I wonder if anyone has checked out Bhudeeka’s alibi?

For instance, how do we know it wasn’t her tearing back home to Witham having done her research at Stansted in preparation for her erudite submission on the rights and wrongs of spending £80M on the Airport facelift enhancements?

Just a thought! It’s like Keith_l says, this is after all a case “worth the extra effort in bringing it to justice”.
Having concluded that it could possibly have been a woman rider, I wonder if anyone has checked out Bhudeeka’s alibi? For instance, how do we know it wasn’t her tearing back home to Witham having done her research at Stansted in preparation for her erudite submission on the rights and wrongs of spending £80M on the Airport facelift enhancements? Just a thought! It’s like Keith_l says, this is after all a case “worth the extra effort in bringing it to justice”. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

7:56am Sun 6 Jul 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

OMPITA wrote:
'....police could not read his registration plate....'

So how do they know it was a 'he'?

Perhaps we have a 'Fast & Loose Woman at large on two wheels.
Yes one would agree, I did not know the speed guns could do gender assessments.
I also thought that is took 174 MPH in a Lamborghini Countach to evade the speed flickers ?
According to Clarkson n Co ?
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: '....police could not read his registration plate....' So how do they know it was a 'he'? Perhaps we have a 'Fast & Loose Woman at large on two wheels.[/p][/quote]Yes one would agree, I did not know the speed guns could do gender assessments. I also thought that is took 174 MPH in a Lamborghini Countach to evade the speed flickers ? According to Clarkson n Co ? A Very Private Gentleman
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