A MAN has been charged and had his licence suspended after he was allegedly clocked tearing down a Sydney street at almost 200km/h on a motorbike.
The 27-year-old was allegedly detected travelling at 193km/h through an 80 zone at Bella Vista in the city’s northwest shortly before 1am on Thursday.
Highway Patrol officers were conducting stationary speed checks on Old Windsor Road, near Norwest Boulevard, when the man allegedly sped past them on a blue Kawasaki.
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Police stopped the bike on Miami Street in Glenwood and arrested the 27-year-old rider.
He was taken to Castle Hill Police Station where he was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for the offences of driving at a speed dangerous to the public, and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.
His licence was also suspended.
The North Kellyville man is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on April 24.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the state’s Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said the man’s actions could have had deadly consequences.
“Twenty motorcyclists have died so far this year in crashes, which is seven more than the same time last year,” he said.
“The actions of this rider could easily have added to these sad and tragic numbers on our roads.
“We know that speeding, drink or drug driving, not wearing a seat belt or proper helmet, driving fatigued or distracted, are all the leading causes of serious injury and fatal crashes on NSW roads.
“With the road toll currently at 103, being 11 more deaths than this time last year, clearly, road users need to do more to ensure the safety of not only themselves, but other road users.”