Prison sentence for 122mph biker
A motorcyclist caught speeding at 122mph with his 14-year-old son riding pillion has been sentenced to six months in prison.
Robert Bennett, 47, from Barnstaple in Devon, had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at an earlier hearing. Exeter Crown Court heard his son was not wearing any protective clothing at the time of the offence.
Bennett was caught by a mobile camera on the North Devon Link Road, near South Molton. His son was holding onto the seat of the motorbike with his bare hands.
Judge Phillip Wassell told Bennett: "Had you lost control of your motorcycle it would have become a missile and caused a serious accident and probably death would have followed. The lack of responsibility is almost unbelievable.
Click here to read the full BBC News report.
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
NRSC 2017 | Manchester | 14-15.11.17
Click here to watch the presentations
YDF 2018 | RAC Club, London | 25.4.18
For more info and to register to attend click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Could a hacker hijack your connected car?
BBC News looks at whether a rise in ‘over the air’ software updates means the risk of hacker hijack is also increasing.
History of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test
Updated following changes to the practical driving test in December 2017, this DfT blog looks at the history of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test.
THINK! ‘pink kittens’ mobile phone advert
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert