Friday, 20 November 2009

Instructor Beware!

This weeks (18th Nov) Motorcycle news reports the case of Ken Clark, who was in court on a speeding charge.

He was caught speeding at 85mph, and would normally have expected a relatively 'mild' fine.

But he was awarded six points, fined, and had to pay £250 costs.

Why? Because he was the lead rider of a group, and although he wasn't substantially exceeding the speed limit , other riders in the group were (allegations of 103mph) - and it was seen that their riding was his responsibility.

This raises, in my mind, concerns over riding instructors being held responsible for the riding of their trainees.


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