Rider’s motorbike seized after being caught on speed camera multiple times

An unlicensed motorcyclist who repeatedly set off a speed camera in Tunbridge Wells has had his bike seized by Kent Police.

The 44-year-old man exceeded the 30mph limit on Pembury Road on six separate occasions, each time making what the Police call “offensive gestures” towards the camera.

Kent Police say that, due to the antisocial manner of his riding and the risk posed to other road-users, its Roads Policing Unit officers attended the location in an unmarked vehicle on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 April 2023.

The bike arrived within 15 minutes and the rider was found to be unlicensed and uninsured.

He was reported for both offences and will also be summonsed to court for speeding.

“Speed limits and cameras are in place to protect the public and should not be treated as a game,” commented Head of Roads Policing, Chief Inspector Craig West. “Motorists who speed risk receiving a fine and points on their licence, and in certain cases being brought before the courts. More importantly they risk causing a collision that could result in a death or serious injury. Please remember to drive responsibly at all times to protect yourself and other road-users.”

(Picture – Kent Police)


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