Biker Luke Weeks banned from roads after swearing at speed camera 19 times

Weeks was caught swearing at speed cameras while driving past on a motorcycle at up to twice the speed limit

A biker who repeatedly swore at a speed camera when he sped past it has been banned from the roads after police eventually identified him.

Luke Weeks, 19, of Phoenix Place in Dartford was snapped 19 times by the safety camera on Birchwood Road in Dartford between 27 May and 17 August this year.

He was recorded driving with no hands on the handlebar, making offensive gestures, driving with a pillion passenger and at speeds of up to 60 mph in a 30mph speed restricted zone.

Kent and Medway Safety Partnership say Weeks, who only had a rear number plate, was aware the camera was front facing and so would not be able to see his rear registration plate.

Weeks pleaded guilty to 19 counts of speeding and three counts of careless driving at Chatham Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 30 October.

Weeks was fined £10 for each of the speeding offences, with £125 court charge and £25 victim surcharge. 

He was also banned from driving for 12 months and will have to take an extended driving test.

Katherine Meehan of the Kent & Medway Safety Camera Partnership said: “The safety camera on Birchwood Road is there to reduce the number of crashes and casualties within the signed area.

“Mr Weeks posed a serious threat to himself, his passenger and other road users.  Fortunately a collision did not occur on these occasions.

“Thankfully the majority of young riders do not display this behaviour, however in the last three years in our county there were 546 collisions involving 16 to 19 year olds on motorcycles (not necessarily at fault)."