Motorcyclist banned from roads after
travelling at 92mph in a 30mph zone

25.03.2020

A speeding motorcyclist has received a 15-month driving ban for travelling at over 90mph in a 30mph zone in Sussex.

A Honda CBR 1000 motorbike, ridden by Matthew Dennett, was recorded at 92mph by a 'speed on green' camera on the A259 in Bexhill on August 25, 2019.

In images captured by the camera, Dennett can be seen travelling at high speed in close proximity to other vehicles waiting to turn across his path.

Dennett, of Ashford, Kent, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on March 18, 2020.

He was disqualified from driving for 15 months, ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work, pay £85 in costs and a victim surcharge of £90.

When the ban expires he will have to complete an extended test to get his licence back. 

Chris Snell, of the Sussex Police Safety Camera Team, said in his statement to the court: “There was traffic waiting to turn across the path that the motorcycle was on. The effect of a motorcycle of this size hitting the side of a motor car at nearly 100mph does not bear thinking about.

"The rider would more than likely die and have serious consequence for the occupants of the turning vehicle. This speed can only be described as horrendous, bordering on insanity.”

Dennett will complete the unpaid work over 12 months.

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