A Canberra learner driver has been fined more than $2000 after he was spotted by police riding a motorcycle more than 60km/h above the speed limit in a bicycle lane.
The 24-year-old Kambah man was seen by officers about 3.30pm on Thursday, riding a black motorbike in a southbound bicycle lane on Drakeford Drive.
Police have alleged that as officers tried to follow the driver, he sped up to 141km/h in an 80km/h zone, while also lane filtering.
The man was then stopped and told police he was in the bicycle lane because he thought he could use it to lane filter.
An ACT police spokesman said lane filtering can only be carried out between traffic lanes and only at less than 40km/h.
Learner motorbike riders are not allowed to ride in between traffic.
The 24-year-old was fined $1841 for speeding more than 40km/h above the limit and $297 for riding in a bike lane.
He also received six demerit points.