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In a recent story in our paper a local biker was given a 2 year ban and a £400 fine after being clocked at 142mph on a dual carriageway in Kent. He accepted that he had broken the law and deserved to be punished, but felt that the ban was excessive citing in his defence:

Amir Khan the boxer had been stopped by Lancashire police after a chase which reached speeds of 155mph, he was given a £1000 fine and a 42 day ban, this was his second driving offence, the first in which he injured a pedestrian.

The biker felt that this was inconsistent...........................................what do you all think?

:headscratch:

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In a recent story in our paper a local biker was given a 2 year ban and a £400 fine after being clocked at 142mph on a dual carriageway in Kent. He accepted that he had broken the law and deserved to be punished, but felt that the ban was excessive citing in his defence:

:headscratch:

That was on Road Wars Last night it was him and his mate they both sold there bikes?

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Absolutely outrageous.

Bit like the footballer Luke McCormick who was weaving across the road and more than twice the legal alcohol limit AND wasnt even insured for the range rover he was driving when he was involved in a crash that killed two young boys aged 8 and 10. Their father is in intensive care at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire with a broken back and neck, plus severe internal injuries.

I bet he gets nothing more than a small ban and a even smaller fine :angry:

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The biker felt that this was inconsistent...........................................what do you all think?

:headscratch:

in simple terms yes! its typical that the law tries to make a point about excessive speed on a bike, but its a different story if you are in a car!

mind you excessive speed is bad children! Play nice and stay safe!!! :thumb:

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What is very easily forgotten is that speedos overread, SO to get caught at a 142mph he must have been going 150mph ;) A little OTT maybe, but been there and done that without a fairing :lol:

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I think you will find that in Britain today you have to buy your justice....and it doesn't come cheap.

If you are rich (and famous) you can afford the best legal representation who will twist and turn the law for you and get you off.

Like the Judge recently who was almost three times over the limit and avoided any punishment wahtsoever. Apparently the arresting officer didn't correctly read him his rights so the conviction would have been unlawful.

Handy eh?

If you are a biker the establishment probably hates you anyway, if you are a poor biker you're f*cked.

All the best and Safe riding

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In a recent story in our paper a local biker was given a 2 year ban and a £400 fine after being clocked at 142mph on a dual carriageway in Kent. He accepted that he had broken the law and deserved to be punished, but felt that the ban was excessive citing in his defence:

Amir Khan the boxer had been stopped by Lancashire police after a chase which reached speeds of 155mph, he was given a £1000 fine and a 42 day ban, this was his second driving offence, the first in which he injured a pedestrian.

The biker felt that this was inconsistent...........................................what do you all think?

:headscratch:

lucky to get away with not going to prison.

If people are gonna do this sort of speeds on public roads, don't complain about your sentence if you get caught.

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Fair play to the biker.

BAD play by the judge.

Consistency is required here.

Having celebrity status does not put you above the law!!!

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So the moral of the story is, move to Lancashire, and take up boxing...........Was going to continue, but getting too political as it is!

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