Banned for 103mph wheelie past camera van

By Steve Farrell -

General news

 20 September 2012 13:22

A motorcyclist was banned from the roads for 12 months for wheelying past a speed camera van at 103mph.

Lukasz Wisniewski, 26, of Leeds, did the stunt on a Honda Fireblade on the A63 near Selby on June 20.

He was already doing 93mph when he began the wheelie.

He was ordered to take an extended driving test and given a community order including 200 hours’ unpaid work, at Selby Magistrates Court on September 13. 

As North Yorkshire Police released footage of the wheelie, Inspector Dave Brown said: “Wisniewski should be thankful that he is still here to face a ban and a community order.

“His riding showed complete disregard for his safety and that of other people.

“The consequences of such irresponsible riding could have seen him facing far more serious offences.”

He added that the latest speed camera vans could “capture indisputable evidence from all angles”.