65 infringements and only a £650 fine

Published: 12 July 2010

A French rider who committed 65 traffic offences in 50 minutes has got away with a £650 fine after the judge ruled police should not have looked at the onboard video he was recording at the time.

The unnamed Triumph 675 rider – whose bike will also be impounded until Christmas – reached speeds of 115mph in a 55-limit before the camera fell from his bike.

While pacing up and down the road to find it, he met a police patrol which had found the camera faster than him.  

The police started proceedings after watching the video but were told by the judge they had no right to watch it.