POLICE have charged six motorcycle riders for alleged reckless driving on Indian Ocean Drive recently.
Traffic enforcement officers allege the offences occurred in Gabbadah about 11.30am on August 30 when a speed camera detected six motorcycles close to one another travelling at high speed near Sovereign Hill Drive.
“A fixed site speed camera at that location captured the six motorcycles travelling allegedly between 165km/h and up to 187km/h,” WA Police spokesman Sergeant Andrew Maher said.
“Police made contact with all six owners and identified the riders.”
Sgt Maher said none of the riders had valid licences to ride the bikes, which police seized, and all would appear in the Lancelin Magistrates Court at a later date.
Charges for reckless driving of exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h or more, not having authority to drive based on incorrect class, and for two of the men, contravening a learner’s permit condition.
The men charged include a 30-year-old from Warrenup riding a Honda motorcycle, a 26-year-old man from Ocean Reef riding a Harley Davidson, a 24-year-old man from Hamilton Hill riding a Yamaha, a 28-year-old from Henley Brook riding a Kawasaki, a 32-year-old from Ellenbrook riding a Suzuki and a 32-year-old from Samson riding a Harley Davidson.