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Motorcyclists Nearly 80km An Hour Over Speed limit In The Adelaide Hills

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Police have nabbed a pair of motorcyclists who were snapped going nearly 80km over the speed limit in the Adelaide Hills yesterday.

The speeding duo were caught by a static speed camera on Cudlee Creek Rd just after 8:30am Sunday, the camera operator calling police to say they had obscured their number plates giving a description of the two to officers.

A patrol spotted the pair at a service station in Woodside, confronting the 37 year old from Sheidow Park and a 25 year old Morphett Vale man, charging them with riding at a dangerous speed and obscuring their registration. One was snapped at 158km an hour and the other 155km an hour in the 80km zone.

They will face the magistrate in Mt Barker at a later date, police warning riders that they are taking a major risk when opening up the throttle.

Police would like to remind riders that motorcyclists are considered vulnerable road users and vehicles that travel above the posted speed limit are more likely to be involved in a serious crash – analysis of crashes last year showed that in 41 per cent of fatal crashes, excessive speed was considered a contributing factor.

 

Image: Claire Murphy