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A man who had his licence suspended after police clocked him travelling southbound on the Pacific Highway at 190km/h in a 100km/h zone on Friday afternoon has had his licence suspended.

The 26-year-old man allegedly told police he was ‘just having some fun’ after buying the motorcycle in Brisbane two hours earlier.

Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol officers charged him after he led them on a high-speed pursuit at Sleepy Hollow at around 3.15pm.

He stopped his bike near the Byron Bay exit and was issued a notice to appear in Byron Bay Local Court on Thursday 5 July.

The man was charged dangerous driving, not stopping for police and exceeding speed limit by more than 45km/h. His licence was also suspended.

‘This rider was not only putting himself in grave danger but posing a risk to everyone else who was on that road at the time,’ Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s operations manager Superintendent Stuart Smith said.

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  1. Speed limit according to weight of vehicle. RTA get a grip. How can you let a 20000kg plus vehicle drive at the same speed as a 200kg? You can probably stop a motorbike in less space at 200km/h than a loaded truck at 120km/h (but you know is never 120). You do not fall asleep in a motorbike because you are piloting and not on a couch on wheels. You can react faster stop and accelerate swifter. I am less dangerous at 160km/h than a truck at 100km/h. Get a grip RTA use your common sense and stop treating us like stupid kids ffs we are adults. Some locals roads have 100km/h speed limit: how can be possible that the highway is limited to 110km/h capriciously here and there? Where is the sense in a speeding truck overtaking a motorbike that is following the rules, under the rain, in a windy night? where the safety?


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