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Biker who hit 152mph is banned for a year

By Tom Pugh

A motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph has been banned from the roads for 12 months after being convicted of dangerous driving.

The speed at which Stephen Tull was clocked on October 16 last year, on the A27 in West Sussex, was the highest recorded nationally last year and more than double the road's 70mph limit.

Tull (37), who was riding his Yamaha YZF-R1 with no MoT, was found guilty of dangerous driving and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £620 costs.

Tull, from Hampshire, was also told to complete an extended re-test at the end of his 12-month disqualification period, the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership said.

At one point, Tull accelerated from 139mph to 152mph in four seconds while riding towards a hidden junction.

Expert witness Steve Callaghan, of Road Safety Support Ltd, said: “Thankfully, this reckless act was captured on film and Mr Tull can now be properly punished.”

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