Judge repeats warning that speeders doing more than 100mph will be banned

A judge has again warned that anyone caught driving in excess of 100mph will be banned.

District Judge Nigel Broderick was speaking at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday to Alexander Magee (31), of Fernmount Park in Armoy, who was caught doing 101mph on a motorbike in the 70mph zone at Frosses Road near Cloughmills on April 20 this year.

Defence solicitor Nigel McIlrath said the defendant, a manager in a factory, had been doing overtime at work on the day of the offence.
The lawyer said it was a “very powerful machine” which was now for sale.

Judge Broderick said doing more than 100mph was more dangerous on a motorbike than in a car.

The judge said the starting point for anybody driving at such speeds was an immediate ban as he said a clear message must be sent out.

He said he had repeated that time and time again but there were still too many people travelling at 100mph-plus.

Until the message gets through there had to be a deterrent he said and he banned the defendant for a month along with a ยฃ200 fine.

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