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Steve Farrell  says:

Motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph

A motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph has been found guilty of dangerous driving. Stephen Tull, 37, admitted more than doubling the 70mph speed limit on the A27 in Binsted, Sussex, on October 16 last year. He also admitted riding with no MoT. Tull, from Liphook, Hampshire, was banned from driving for 12 months by magistrates in Worthing today. He was ordered to pay £620 costs...

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jahagon

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jahagon says:

No sympathy

You get caught, you pay the price. No ifs, no buts.

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redracer46

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redracer46 says:

OTT

I think all are guilty of slipping over the odd speed limit at times, car or bike !  But to go over it by that much is really asking for trouble and does us as a community no favours..... A speeding motorcyclist caught at this level will be very news worthy, even if many cars do the same.  Save those speeds for trackdays, and dont compound it by having no MOT ??!!

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The Pits

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The Pits says:

ouch

Let's be honest it's very easily done on a modern sportsbike. My ZX12-R would read over that at the top of 3rd gear! Unlike a car a bike gets there and back down very quickly too. A car has to sit at 140+ for ages to hit 152. A fast bike doesn't need much road and big speeds can be the matter of a few seconds. I really would have a major sense of humour failure if I ended up in a cell with some nutter all for going a bit fast. But they seem to treat you as if you caused a major accident, the fact that no-one was in any way hurt seems to be worth nothing. That said I agree with trackdays for getting your kicks. I was knocking on the door of 150 at Brands hatch and had a whale of a time, entirely legally. I was also quite happy to ride back legally afterwards, feeling that the bike wasn't completely wasted that day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_ckDz1h0zs&feature=g-upl I used to hit 165mph down the Hangar straight at Silverstone on the ZX12R too. These days that's plenty enough for me.

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dtrides

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dtrides says:

Must have been only a 600. This fella would get into real trouble if he was on liter bike.......:) DT

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SHIVA_

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SHIVA_ says:

In the US a good attorney can...

Doing 152 and getting caught at 152 are totally different things.

1) why are you Brits still using MPH, where everything else is metric. 

2) Do you still use gallon?

3) Although getting caught at 152 is really high in any country, in the US a very good attorney can make things a lot of better.  However, if the judge feels that you're a menace, no one can help you.

Good luck to the fellow rider in legal trouble...

 

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

How many kittens did he kill?

I'm betting on custody, because there might have been kittens.

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tris123

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tris123 says:

is it really that dangerous

Sunny day and a nice long stretch of road that you know well with no concealed junctions.  How dangerous is it to quickly blip to 150 and back down again.  Some countries feel its ok, some don’t.

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sprintst955

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sprintst955 says:

RETEST ?

Why would he have to do an extended re test ? cops didnt doubt his ability.I am surprised he didnt get banged up though,normally happens unless you are driving a car of course,

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Bit harsh comments here...

I mean come on, who among us hasn't exceeded 140 once in a while, when there was a chance to open it up a bit?   You don't need too long a stretch either.

Shiva:   We all talk in terms of gallons, even though it's officially sold in litres.  Nobody likes kph, we still exclusively use mph.  Probably always will.

Btw,  why is your gallon smaller than ours?   (Approximately 7/8ths our gallon, in fact.)

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greenturbobob

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Phew!!!!

Its not me then!!!

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