Motorcyclist caught doing 127mph

A biker has been caught riding at 127mph on a country road in Aberdeenshire during a police road safety operation.

Patrol officers spotted the 43-year-old speeding on the B9077 South Deeside Road, which has a 60mph limit.

Leslie Harrold, of Road Safety Grampian, said that with the 127mph travelling speed, the motorcyclist would have required the length of two football pitches to slow down and stop.

Grampian Police said the biker has been charged and reported to the procurator fiscal.

The experts are now warning drivers of high-performance vehicles that roads are not racetracks.

Mr Harrold said: "If you own a high-performance motorcycle or car, it does not give you the right to exceed the speed limits, regardless of the capabilities of your vehicle."

He said those caught speeding face being fined and could get penalty points on their driving licence and a possible driving ban.

The biker was caught days after a crackdown on speeding over the Easter weekend.

Police reported a total of 651 people breaking the speed limit on April 22-24 in a Scotland-wide campaign co-ordinated by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland. Another 20 motorists were reported for dangerous driving and 24 were stopped for careless driving.

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