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Old 02-09-2015, 12:50 PM   #1
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Biker given eight penalty points and fined 885 for undertaking car

The fine costs and penalty points he incurred should act as a deterrent to all road users

A BIKER has been ordered to pay £885 and given eight penalty points for ‘careless riding’.

Geoff O’Grady, of Virginia Water, Surrey, was caught undertaking a vehicle sat in the outside lane of the A14 on March 14 by police last year.

The 27-year-old biker used the dual carriageway’s middle lane to undertake a car before immediately pulling back into the outside lane.

Police officers who witnessed the offence turned on their sirens at which point the biker cuts across two lanes of traffic to pull into a BP garage.

O’Grady refused to accept the fine and penalty points given to him by police and was summonsed to court. On February 6, 2015, a case at Peterbough Magistrates’ Court was heard in his absence.

According to reports, the 27-year-old was fined £600 for riding without reasonable consideration to other road users and ordered to pay £225 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. He was also given eight penalty points.

Roads Policing Unit officer Mark Lappin said: ‘The rider put himself and other road users in danger through his careless actions.

‘The fine, costs and penalty points he incurred should act as a deterrent to all road users.’

The video footage was released today by Cambridgeshire Police who wrote: ‘This under-take manoeuvre and the subsequent acceleration to 95mph on ?the A14 cost this motorcyclist £885 and 8 points.’
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