A MOTORCYCLIST was caught travelling 40 kilometres per hour over the speed limit in Canowindra.
At 7am on Wednesday Cowra Traffic and Highway Patrol officers were patrolling Canowindra Road when they noticed a blue Harley Davidson chopper travelling south at 140km/h in a 100km/h zone.
The driver was issued with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/h.
Traffic and highway patrol commander superintendent Stuart Smith said all road users were at risk of serious injury or death when speeding or driving dangerously on the roads.
“Motorcyclists count for 1 per cent of all road users, however they represent 16 per cent of deaths on our roads, “Superintendent Smith said. “They are also recorded as representing 22 per cent of serious injuries resulting from crashes in the state.
“Fatalities and serious injuries as well as other crashes in NSW cost $2.8 billion annually.
“All motorists need to slow down and ensure they obey the road rules and not put themselves or others at risk on our roads.”