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Chris Newbigging  says:

122mph biker jailed for six months

A biker has been sentenced to six months in prison for riding at 122mph with his 14 year-old son pillion. Robert Bennett was sentenced earlier today (Monday 2 March) to six months in prison as well as an 18-month driving ban for speeding on his Suzuki Hayabusa on the A361 in North Devon in April 2008. He had picked his 14 year-old...

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shazhome

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shazhome says:

We are all Doomed!!!!!

Idiots like this are the reason why inocent bikers are feeling ever increasing pressure from plod, the fact that he sits his son on the back of his bike with no protection (bare hands????) should be enough reason to ban this idiot speeding or not.

Then he admits that he opened the throttle because it was raining, can some please explain the thoery behind this ? Maybe he didnt want his son to get wet because he wasn't wearing suitable clothing.

This should be a case for social services to asses his abilty as a father.

 

 

 

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ginger nuts

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ginger nuts says:

law change needed

 I feel that this idot should not ride a bike for a while doing such speeds with his son on the back with no protection ,( I can see why his mother has custody.)   i always wear gloves , boots and a jacket .However its not the law to wear any protection other than a helmet. Maybe its about time the law was changed so that gloves were added seeing as your hands are the first things you put down if your unlucky enough to fall off.

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gerbilion

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gerbilion says:

Interesting that when you put 'Error 03 speed gun code' in the tinternet and search it, it comes back with....

Error 03 - Unstable reading due to poor aim or panning off of target  !
 

I fail to see how that can possibly be used as proof of speed???

as for the lack of protective clothing he should of shown a bit more noodle for the poor lad !!! I am a firm believer in each to their own. But thats just being an idiot

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FOGs

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FOGs says:

Ive just seen this video here is a link http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090302/video/vuk-speeding-biker-jailed-for-6-months-49bfa63.html the error code is correct as per the last comment however as it hits the number plate it get a reading of *---122mph, Dont believe it for 1 min watch it there's NO WAY he was doing 122 on that film?

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Jonathan

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Jonathan says:

Whilst he clearly has been extremely foolish, 6 months inside is out of all proportion, bearing in mind the derisory sentences given to people who commit acts of violence.

Community service and some compulsory training would seem to be to be an appropriate response.

What would the sentence have been for a car driver doing the same speed with the lad in the front seat with no seatbelt?  I would guess a ban for the speed and a slap on the wrist for the seatbelt offence.

In the end it's the potential not the actual in this case.  (Don't get me started on sentencing policy)

 

 

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marknich

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marknich says:

122mph biker jailed for six months

I've just watched the BBC report on this biker and there is no way he was doing 122 mph. He was almost upright as he took the corner so it doesn't add up! Speeding he may have been but 122mph is rubbish and there needs to be a police investigation into this.

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Kingsil

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Kingsil says:

This guy is a fool but a six month custodial sentence is wholly disproportionate. Of course now the Labour party have released all the muggers, thieves and career criminals early they obviously have enough room to lock him up. We should all take it easy out there, we are the new pariahs and it's becoming fashionable to hate us. After thirty years of biking I've never felt such palpable hostility toward bikers.

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

After looking at video following FOGs link, have to agree there's no way he is doing 122mph he would need to have the bike tipped right over going into the corner at that speed or be braking hard before entering, which there is no sign of.

He is still a selfish twat though for allowing his kid to ride pillion with no protection, and still needs his arse booted severely!!!!

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AlanMcT

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AlanMcT says:

6 months - should be hanged!

What if a tyre had burst at that speed? (okay it hasn't happened at that speed since Parry Thomas battled with Malcolm Campbell - but it might). What if his engine had siezed up? ( I had a BSA Bantam that used to do that and I don't see why a Hyabusa should be any different). What if someone had veered out of control in front of him? What would happen then? What if ....What if ........What if .....Fucking 'What if' people should be shot. Hey, that's a nice thought. What if all those 'What if' people trying to make life resemble sleepytown in suburbia would all emigrate and leave me and my friends to enjoy life???????????? I usually do 150mph somewhere each weekend - must be a life sentence if I get caught. What if? You 'What if' people make insurance companies wealthy - and make such boring company........

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vfrjon46

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vfrjon46 says:

6 months?

So, a Lord can get away with 12 weeks for killing someone whereas a biker gets 6 months for driving fast? Doesnt seem that fair to me??!!

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