VIDEO: Motorcyclist caught doing over 120mph on M5 by police
THE police have released scary footage of a motorcyclist doing 120mph on the M5.
The short 1m 17sec film was shot from an unmarked police car's on-board speed cam near the Clevedon junction of the M5 and shows the unnamed 21-year-old going faster and faster.
This happened in June and the man has since been handed a driving ban, £145 fine for court costs and ordered to carry out 250 hours of community service by North Somerset Magistrates.
Inspector Leona Naish from the Roads Policing Unit said: "We hope this case sends a message to riders and drivers to warn them to slow down.
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"We have seen an increase in serious and fatal collisions involving motorcyclists this year and want to raise awareness of the dangers on the road.
"Speed can often be a factor in collisions and can increase the severity of a collision so we can't stress enough how important it is to drive safely and watch your speed.
"We would also encourage motorcyclists to consider taking an advanced rider course to help develop their skills and improve their safety on the roads."
Find out more about Avon and Somerset Police's advanced motorcycle education courses.