Caught out while testing motorcycle

Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.
Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.

While testing a motorcycle on the road an 18-year-old man was not covered by insurance, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.

Mark Craven, whose address was given to the court as Derryhale Road, Portadown, was fined £235 for not having insurance on February 11 this year.

He was also ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy and six penalty points were imposed on his driving licence.

The court heard he was using the motorcycle on the Derryhale Road.

A solicitor representing the defendant said he was insured for his mother’s car and had a provisional licence.

He explained Craven had bought this motorcycle to use in fields and was testing it on the road in front of his house. He had a clear record.