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Video fastest ever UK speeder with pillion
Motorcyclist banned for doing 148mph with passenger
A MOTORCYCLIST has been banned from driving for hitting what is believed to be the highest ever recorded speed on UK roads by a rider with a pillion.
Police have released footage of Paul Roberts, 43, reaching more than double the speed limit on his Kawasaki ZZR1400 on the M11 in Essex. The footage also shows Roberts filtering and undertaking at over 100mph.
Roberts, from Harlow, Essex, was banned from driving for 15 months after admitting dangerous driving at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday. He was ordered to do 120 hours’ community service, told to take an extended re-test and to pay £460 costs.
Roberts runs a taxi firm in London and was riding to work with a friend at the time of the offence, on September 12 last year.
He was followed by an officer also on a motorcycle, equipped with an on-board camera.
The video was posted on YouTube by Essex Police, with a statement saying: 'A motorcyclist who weaved in and out of traffic at speeds up to 148mph with a pillion passenger on board has been banned from driving for 15 months.
‘Paul Roberts was filmed by an Essex Police motorcyclist as he rode south on the M11 reaching the highest speed ever recorded in the UK by a rider carrying a passenger.
‘He joined the M11 at Hastingwood and was seen and followed by Pc Paul Hills who was involved in a motorcycle safety operation on the motorway.
‘A video camera on Pc Hill’s bike recorded events as Roberts weaved in and out of traffic across all three lanes. At one point he is seen riding through a narrow gap between a lorry and a car.
‘Roberts was eventually stopped near Chigwell and later summonsed for dangerous driving.’
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