A brash motorcyclist in Tunbridge Wells thought he could play fast and loose with the law, but his brazen antics caught up with him when Kent Police stepped in.
The 44-year-old speed demon repeatedly zoomed past the same speed camera on Pembury Road, flouting the 30mph limit and brazenly flipping the bird at the camera each time.
But his middle-finger salute didn’t sit well with local authorities.
Worried about the reckless rider’s threat to public safety, Kent Police’s Roads Policing Unit were called in and they hatched a plan to nab him in the act.
In a cunning move, officers lay in wait near the notorious speed trap in an unmarked vehicle on the afternoon of April 26th, 2023.
Within just 15 minutes of arriving at the time when the speeding motorcyclist usually races past the camera, the biker sped by, blithely unaware of the sting operation.
Police swooped in, quickly discovering that the arrogant speedster was not only unlicensed but also uninsured.
The hapless rider’s bike was seized, and he’s now set to face the music.
He’ll be hauled before the court for his speeding antics, and he’s also been reported for driving without a license and insurance.
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Great he is caught before someone gets seriously hurt
I was a biker for 25 years and I admit I did sometimes exceed the speed limit I never took the Mick and I was always respectful of the law and police officers. I finally realised that bikes were dangerous, not because of my riding but because of others on the roads. 1 80 MPH accident, no 70 MPH speed limit then, and I was lucky to get away with bumps, bruises and 2 knees full of gravel, no compulsory crash helmets in the 60’s but a mini bus driver cutting straight in front of me when I was on the main A27 could have been fatal had I not reacted swiftly. Another one at 70 MPH on the M27 when I was overtaking a Porsche and she decided to pull over into the outside lane could have crushed me against the barrier but fortunately I was riding an 850cc Suzuki which let me drop 2 gears and accelerate past her, admittedly I did give her a rude sign but she deserved it.