Motorbike rider loses licence and bike

Police from Southern Road and Public Order Services have seized a man’s motorcycle and suspended his P2 licence after he was caught speeding excessively at Granton yesterday.

Senior Sergeant Justin Lawson said the 24-year-old rider from Mount Stuart was caught travelling at 165km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Lyell Highway about 8pm.

“Travelling at such speeds put both the rider and other road users at significant risk,” he said.

“This risk was heightened by the fact it was also dark at the time the offence.”

“Not only has his motorcycle been seized for 28 days, but he has had his licence disqualified for 4 months, on top of a 6 demerit point and $989 penalty.”

“Excessive speed is one of the top contributors to fatal and serious injury crashes on our roads.”

“Targeting high risk driving behaviour will always be a priority for Tasmania Police.”

“Don’t let poor decision making mean it’s your vehicle we’re seizing next.”

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