Queensland Police recently staged a motorcycle “safety” display at Mt Glorious where they showed a video taken from a GoPro of a rider doing 135km/h in an 80 zone and then crashing.
It is a great warning to riders that such video can be confiscated if the police believe it is evidence of a crime being committed.
It’s also a good lesson that public roads are not a race track. While MBW abhors the crackdown on minimum speeding breaches through inattention, we can’t condone 55km/h over the limit. That’s intentional criminal behaviour.
While we’d love to show you the video, police have not released it to the media as it is still subject to prosecutions which have not yet been finalised. However, you can view it here on YouTube.
Meanwhile, the police display and video may become part of an ongoing awareness campaign visiting various popular motorcycle venues, according to Queensland police media.
“Road Policing Command is committed to education and enforcement campaigns,” they say. “RPC is considering initiatives such as that run at Mt Glorious as to whether there are merits in conducting similar activity in other parts of the state. The activity at Mt Glorious was conducted by Inner West Patrol Group, Brisbane Police Region with the assistance of the local road policing unit.”
There is no schedule of events, however the activity conducted at Mt Glorious is being rerun by the Inner West Patrol Group on May 16 at Mt Nebo and on May 17 at Mt Glorious.