Speed: Biker tries to dodge cops, but ends up with three fines – and no motorcycle

2008-07-20 00:00

A daring biker riding without registration plates and speeding thought he had outwitted traffic officers on Saturday afternoon when he sped off without a fine, but in the end he got slapped with two more fines — and had his motorcycle impounded.

Msunduzi Traffic Inspector G.K. Moodley said the New Germany resident was caught doing 148 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N3 southbound near the Liberty Midlands Mall.

However, when traffic officers tried to stop him, he pretended to be slowing down, but sped off down the freeway, exiting into Market Road.

The officers gave chase, but had to radio other stations for help.

The 49-year-old man was later apprehended on the old main road (R103) in Cato Ridge.

“He admitted guilt and was brought back to the scene. He was fined R1 250 for exceeding the speed limit.

“He was also fined for failing to stop and driving without licence plates,” said Moodley.

His silver Kawasaki ZX636 motorcycle was also impounded.

Moodley said such behaviour is common among bikers.

“It happens quite often, they pretend to be stopping, but pump the accelerator and they are gone.”

He warned that they will be taking a “stern stance” against such behaviour.

The man, whom traffic department refused to name, has until August 28 to pay up or appear in court in September.

sphumem@witness.co.za

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