Motorcyclist caught speeding at 206kmh by Roma police

A MOTORCYCLIST was caught riding along the Carnarvon Hwy between Surat and Roma at the "dangerous speed" of 206kmh.

The 32-year-old pulled to the side of the highway when he realised he had been detected speeding by Roma police officers at 4.55pm on Saturday.

Roma police Senior Sergeant Barry Winter said the motorcyclist was lucky police officers caught him off guard at 206kmh and not wildlife.

"The chance of survival if you hit a kangaroo or come off at those speeds is very minimal," he said.

"It's better the police caught him then having to scrape him off the ground after an accident."

"Traffic enforcement has become one of our main priorities and Roma police staff will be carrying out their duties targeting speeding in the coming months."

Motorists and motorcyclists automatically have their license suspended and given a fine of more than $1000 if caught driving or riding

If a motorist or motorcyclist is caught speeding at 40km or more than the designated speed limit they face an automatic six month license suspension and $1062 fine. 

Topics:  police roma speeding

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