V-sign biker banned for a year

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A biker who stuck two fingers up at a speed camera doing 105mph has been banned from driving for a year.

45-year-old bus driver, Phil Coffey, raced through the same three forward facing cameras on his BMW in Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard travelling to and back from the bus depot where he worked between February and June this year.

But because all the cameras were forward facing, Coffey thought he would be untraceable.

However, with the help of BMW and the national registration database, police discovered only three models of the BMW were registered in Coffey’s home county of Bedfordshire.

They then found Coffey’s leathers to match those caught on camera and the spotlamps fitted to bike gave the 45-year-old away.

Coffey was convicted of careless driving and nine separate counts of speeding.
He received a 12 month ban and fined £900 with £600 costs.
Coffey said: “A lot of the time I was just accelerating for the cameras. I don’t like them; I don’t like the existence of them in this country.”

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Rob Hull

By Rob Hull