Morphett Vale motorcyclist caught riding 158km/h in 80km/h zone - nearly double speed limit - at Paris Creek

A speed camera at Paris Creek clocked a Morphett Vale motorcyclist travelling at 158km/h. Photo: File.
A speed camera at Paris Creek clocked a Morphett Vale motorcyclist travelling at 158km/h. Photo: File.

A Morphett Vale man has been caught riding his motorbike at nearly double the 80km/h speed limit at Paris Creek.

Police spoke to the man after a speed camera on Paris Creek Road clocked him travelling at 158km/h at about 11am on Sunday, February 16.

State traffic enforcement section officers attended the 46-year-old's Morphett Vale home and reported him for exceeding the speed limit and riding at a speed dangerous to the public. He will face court at a later date.

A statement from police said motorcyclists were "vulnerable" road users who were "regularly over-represented in crash statistics".

"This reckless example of travelling at nearly twice the speed limit shows a total disregard for the road rules, and puts the rider and other members of the public at great risk of injury or death," the statement said.

The speed camera was set up as part of Operation Safe Hills.