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Motorcyclists film themselves driving dangerously on hinterland roads

August 17, 2022 5:52 am in by
Local News

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Three motorcyclists have been charged, after allegedly filming themselves speeding through the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Police claim a 45-year-old man set up a camera on his Yamaha motorbike on July 8, and filmed himself and two other riders at Peachester.

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The footage below, depicts a rider travelling in excess of 140km/h while overtaking vehicles, at once point reaching 192km/h along windy, narrow roads.

The rider is also seen crossing the double lines of a narrow road more than 22 times near Bellthorpe.

The vision was referred to the Sunshine Coast Highway Patrol after being uploaded to social media.

On July 28, officers executed a search warrant at a Parreara address and seized a GoPro allegedly belonging to a 45-year-old man.

He has since been issued with a Notice To Appear for dangerous operation of a vehicle and is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on August 22.

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Following further investigations, a 46-year-old Birtinya man is also set to face court next week accused of the same offence.

A third man, a 49-year-old from Mooloolaba, has been been issued two Traffic Infringement Notices for high speed valued at $1,653 and costing him 8 demerit points, as well as another $460 fine for failing to attach his registration plate properly.

Senior Sergeant Shane Panoho says the behaviour seen in the footage is disappointing considering the high number of motorcyclists who have lost their lives on Queensland roads this year.

“The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a popular place for riders, but what many fail to understand is that the winding roads can be extremely dangerous, especially travelling at high speed,” Senior Sergeant Panoho says.

“Riding at excessive speed and crossing double lines when you can’t clearly see oncoming traffic is reckless and puts other road users’ lives at risk as well.” 

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