Taken from the Ballarat paper: A MOTORCYCLIST clocked at 134kmh in a 50kmh Sebastopol shopping zone has gone to ground. Ballarat Traffic Management Unit police detected the south-bound rider on Albert St about 2.30pm yesterday. The rider evaded a police pursuit, but TMU Senior Sergeant Murray Rowe said police had a suspect. "We will follow the matter up in the near future," Sen Sgt Rowe said. "We will give him the opportunity to surrender himself at 4pm today." Sen Sgt Rowe was astounded at the high speed, especially as it was only a day after a four-year-old girl lost her life in tragic circumstances. He said the speed was particularly dangerous in a busy shopping precinct with pedestrians and other motorists. "Where do you draw the line?" he asked. "Yesterday a little kid loses her life, and it's a great tragedy. "Are we talking to deaf people or stupid people? "Maybe they can't read, maybe they can't comprehend these road safety messages. "Is it all in vain?" Sen Sgt Rowe said police had spent a lot of time and money developing partnerships to lower the road toll, but reckless risk-takers threatened the lives of those doing the right thing. "We spend a hell of a lot of time trying to keep people alive," he said. "September has been a bad month, we've had a horrific time on the road, and Christmas is only three months away. "I am pleading with all motorists to take care and concentrate. "Don't think it can't happen to you."