Video: Biker banned after hitting 148mph en route to work

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Biker caught at 148mph
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A biker who hit nearly 150mph on the motorway and was followed weaving through traffic at over 100mph – all while carrying a pillion passenger – has been banned from driving for 15 months.

Motorcyclist Paul Roberts was filmed by police racing southbound along the M11 in Essex at speeds of up to 148mph, which is believed to be the highest ever recorded by a motorcyclist while carrying a passenger in the UK.

The 43-year-old rider from Harlow, who runs a London taxi company, had been traveling to work in September on his Kawasaki, when he passed motorbike police officer PC Hill, who was taking part in a motorbike safety operation on the M11.

The camera on PC Hill's bike subsequently captured Roberts racing along the road and squeezing through a narrow gap between two vehicles while weaving between the traffic.

Admitting to dangerous driving at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday, the biker was ordered to pay £460 in costs, and to undertake 120 hours of community service and to take an extended driving test before being allowed back on the road, reports Cambridge News.