Police catch motorcyclist doing 120mph through Welsh beauty spot
A motorcyclist was caught by police travelling at 120mph through a Welsh beauty spot. Officers from Dyfed Powys Police were carrying out speed checks on the A40 Brecon by-pass when the biker raced past. And the rider was not the only one to be caught, over a space of two hours a total of 26 vehicles were found to be exceeding the speed limit – four of them were going faster than 100mph.
Powys Roads Policing unit shared a picture of the motorcyclist caught on camera at 120mph at 10.25am on Sunday (June 12) on the scenic road. One user replied: “Idiots, public roads are not a race track.” While another described the speed as “shocking”. Read more:The exact location of every police mobile speed camera operating in Wales
A spokesman for Go Safe, which works to make the roads safer in Wales, said: “Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users and this vulnerability increases with speed. Speed limits are in place for the safety of all road users and are not targets to reach or exceed. “There is a responsibility on all road users to drive according to the conditions of the road, within the legal speed limit and there is never an excuse for excess speeds.
With an increasing popularity in using motorcycles as a mode of transport, the Wales by Bike campaign, written by professional bikers, gives advice for both drivers and riders.
It shows great routes around Wales but more importantly, how riders can prepare for their journey.”
Tips, routes and learning resources can be found at Wales By Bike | Road Safety | By Bikers For Bikers.