Speeding York Biker Stripped of Licence

1 December 2011, 16:39

A traffic officer has described the actions of a biker who was caught riding at almost double the speed limit in York as "one of the worst cases of inappropriate and excessive speed I have seen in 30 years of policing''.

A traffic officer has described the actions of a biker who was caught riding at almost double the speed limit in York as "one of the worst cases of inappropriate and excessive speed I have seen in 30 years of policing''.
Matthew Greenwood, 34, was banned for three months after he was caught riding his Suzuki motorcycle at 116mph on the A1237, near York, during rush-hour traffic, North Yorkshire Police said.
Police said Greenwood, of Rainsborough Way, York, pleaded guilty at Selby Magistrates' Court. He was also fined #395 and ordered to pay costs of #60.
Greenwood was captured at 9.15am on October 31 by North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety camera. The road was wet with a significant amount of  traffic and the speed limit was 60mph.
Inspector Dave Brown, from North Yorkshire Police, said: ``This is one of the worst cases of inappropriate and excessive speed I have seen in 30 years of policing.
``Greenwood rode his bike at almost double the legal speed limit, in heavy, rush-hour traffic, and showed complete disregard for the safety of other road users.
``If any case demonstrates the effectiveness of our mobile safety camera, this does. I hope it sends a very clear message to Mr Greenwood and those who continue to speed, they will not get away with it.
``Greenwood should count himself lucky that he was not seriously injured, or standing before a judge and jury to answer far more serious charges.''

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