Driving ban for motorcyclist who went against traffic

A 27-year-old man who was on a motorcycle and going against the flow of traffic was banned from driving last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Monday, 8th October 2018, 5:16 pm
Updated Monday, 8th October 2018, 5:19 pm

Anthony Pickering, Rectory Road, Cookstown, was charged with not having insurance on August 22 this year.

The court heard he was seen astride a motorcycle in Bridge Street, Portadown, going against the flow of the traffic in a cycle lane.

He turned into Portadown Rugby Club and he admitted to police he was not insured for the vehicle. A fixed penalty was issued but not taken up.

Pickering did not appear in court and was convicted in his absence. He was fined £400, ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy and banned for six months.