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300 km/h motorcycle ride shocks Vancouver Island police

Police are anxious to know the identity of a motorcyclist who recorded himself weaving along a busy B.C. highway at speeds approaching 300 km/h.

YouTube video recorded on busy highway north of Victoria

Police on Vancouver Island are trying to track down a motorcyclist who made a video recording of himself travelling at extremely high speeds on a busy highway outside Victoria.

In the video, the driver could be seen weaving between vehicles, sometimes passing them along the centre line on the road. At one point, the motorcycle speedometer hits a speed of close to 300 km/h.

The video, which was posted to YouTube a week ago under the account name Joe Blow, has shocked even veteran traffic officers, and investigators say it's lucky no one was killed.

Saanich police say they are now looking for the driver of the blue Yamaha bike and are prepared to recommend several charges. Anyone with information is asked to contact them.