American clocked at 280 kph

Police seized the licence of a motorist who was caught bombing along at 280 kilometres per hour (kph) on a motorway in Upper Austria.The US American citizen was also issued with an undisclosed fine for breaching the 130 kph speed limit on the A1 western motorway near Oberwand in his Aston Martin sports car on Monday, traffic police said today (Weds).Meanwhile, a motorcyclist from Mödling south of Vienna lost his licence for doing 229 kph on a main road which has a 100 kph limit near Gutenstein, Lower Austria.