Motorcyclist caught speeding at 137mph on North-east road

Police have issued a warning about the dangers of speeding after a motorcyclist was caught speeding at 137mph on a North-east road.

The 46-year-old man has been charged in relation to alleged dangerous driving after he was stopped by officers on the A96 between Blackburn and Kintore shortly before 2pm yesterday.

Road Policing Sergeant Steve Manson said: “It goes without saying that a collision at this speed could result in catastrophic consequences.

“Added together with the recent weather conditions and the fact that many of the roads are wet or have standing water makes it all the more dangerous.

“The A96 has a maximum speed limit of 70mph for a reason. Travelling at anything above this speed risks not only your own life but those of other road users and will almost certainly result in serious injury or a fatality.

“The speed limit is not a target and when the conditions are poor you should reduce your speed.”

The man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal and will appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.