Hairdresser sets highest speed on Scottish roads, gets banned from them |

Posted on 7-10-2009 by Andrey

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You would think that the people most prone to breaking speed limits are the boy-racers and other such persons, but it seems that one Neil Purves, a hairdresser from Scotland has managed to reach the highest speed recorded on the roads of the UK region, while riding on his Suzuki GSX-R 1000 bike.

The hairdresser got caught by the police while going at about 166 mph (267 km/h) on a stretch of road limited to 60 mph, near West Linton. The man was caught by the police and banned from the roads for a period of time, but his case is still awaiting trial in court.

“We believe this is the highest speed that the police have ever recorded in Scotland,” said fiscal depute Morag McLintock. “A police speed check was taking place when officers were alerted by a high pitched whine from the motorcycle’s engine.”

It has also been revealed that after receiving the ticket the man did try to mend his ways, by taking an advance driving course, but he eventually decided to sell his Suzuki bike which produced around 185 HP from the 999cc engine.

Source: BBC