Rider's licence suspended on the spot

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A man has been detected travelling at more than 60km/h above the speed limit in Emu Plains.

About 10.20pm last night, Penrith Highway Patrol officers were conducting stationary speed enforcement duties on the Great Western Highway at Emu Plains.

Police stopped a motorcycle after it was detected allegedly driving at 123km/h in a 60km/h speed limit zone.

The rider, a 24-year-old man, was issued with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

The infringement notice carries a penalty of $2,252 and six demerit points.

Police suspended his licence until March 2015 and confiscated the number plate from his motorcycle.

Commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, said this was a poor example of driving.

“It’s this sort of poor rider behaviour that Operation Saturation will continue to focus on,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

“This rider has paid a high price for selfish behaviour, losing his licence and the registration plates to his motorcycle.

“With 37 riders having lost their lives on NSW roads so far this year, which is six less than this time in 2013, Traffic and Highway Patrol Officers will continue to prosecute those speeding on our roads in order to drive down the road toll.”

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