Barnstaple biker jailed for dangerous driving

A MOTORCYCLIST who was clocked doing 122mph on the North Devon Link Road has been jailed for six months. Robert Bennett's 14-year-old son was riding pillion when a police mobile speed camera recorded his Suzuki 1300cc motorbike at 196km/h, near South Molt

A MOTORCYCLIST who was clocked doing 122mph on the North Devon Link Road has been jailed for six months.Robert Bennett's 14-year-old son was riding pillion when a police mobile speed camera recorded his Suzuki 1300cc motorbike at 196km/h, near South Molton, on April 27, last year.The youngster was filmed holding on to the seat of his dad's motorbike with his bare hands.During sentencing at Exeter Crown Court today (Monday), Judge Phillip Wassell said Bennett's lack of responsibility was "almost unbelievable".Bennett, 47, from Barnstaple, was also given an 18-month driving ban. He had already pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at an earlier hearing. MPC Duncan Russell said after sentencing: "The aim of the Safety Camera Partnership is to reduce casualties and make roads safe for everyone. "Robert Bennett accepted that what he did was dangerous and the sentence passed by the court today reflects how serious this incident was."Robert Bennett was lucky his actions did not lead to anyone being hurt. Had he lost control at that speed, the results I am sure would have been fatal."If anyone has a high-powered motorcycle that they want to ride quickly, please go to the comparative safety of a race track. Do not do it on the public roads.


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