Learner rider caught speeding at 139km/h cops costly fines
A LEARNER motorcyclist has copped hefty fines during the double demerit period after he was caught speeding more than 45km/h over the limit at Coffs Harbour.
About 7.23pm last night, Coffs Harbour Highway Patrol were conducting speed enforcement duties on the Pacific Hwy at Bonville as part of Operation Tortoise.
A motorcycle which was heading north was found to be travelling at 139km/h.
When the 36-year-old motorcyclist was pulled over, it was discovered he was riding a prohibited cycle for novice riders.
There was also no L plate attached to the cycle.
The rider was issued with a number of infringement notices, including a fine of $2,482 and the loss of 12 points for exceed speed limit over 45km/h, a fine of $585 and the loss of four points for riding a prohibited motorcycle, and a fine of $268 and the loss of two points for not displaying an L plate on the motorcycle.
His licence was also suspended for six months.
Operation Tortoise, which commenced on Thursday, concluded at 11.59pm last night.