Fastest Speeder Ever in Wyckoff Arrested, Police Say

Cops say 20-year-old motorcyclist was clocked at nearly 140 mph

A 20-year-old Haledon motorcyclist speeding through Wyckoff at nearly triple the speed limit on Saturday night was arrested by township police, according to a police report.

Cops believe the incident is the highest violation speed ever recorded by the Wyckoff Police Department. 

Abraham Zaydan of Haledon was riding his 2003 Honda B60 south on Route 208 at 8:40 p.m. when he was clocked on radar at 138 mph by Patrolman Kyle Ferreira, police said Wednesday.

The speed limit on Route 208 is 55 mph.

"This is an insane speed. There is no place for this on public roadways," Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox said. "Forgetting for a moment the motorcycle driver who endangers himself, I'm concerned for every other citizen on the roads during this."

Zaydan's excessive speed made it impossible for the officer to immediately catch up to the motorcycle, but he was able to gain some ground when Zaydan was slowed by traffic ahead, police said Wednesday.

Zaydan began passing between cars and exited Route 208 at Goffle Road in Hawthorne where he was again slowed by traffic, police said.

"This was never a pursuit," Fox said. "Kyle [Ferreira] correctly, and wisely, made an effort to catch up as quickly as he could. He did that at speeds not to endanger himself or anyone else on the roadway."

Ferreira followed the Zaydan off the highway while police dispatchers alerted the towns ahead for assistance, Fox said.

Ferreira was eventually able to catch up to Zaydan on Goffle Road approaching Paterson, where the officer charged Zaydan with speeding, reckless driving, improper passing, uninsured vehicle, driving on a motorcycle permit in violation of the restrictions, false information on a vehicle registration, failure to maintain a lane of travel and tailgating.

Cops impounded the motorcycle and Zaydan is scheduled to appear in municipal court on November 1.

"I certainly hope that the court treats him with the severe sentence that he deserves," Fox said.

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Jim October 24, 2012 at 03:11 PM
What an idiot!
Flood Plain October 24, 2012 at 03:12 PM
This is one dedicated po po. Good job of getting this dangerous biker off the road. Let's hope that his bike is confiscated, he spends about 5 years in prison, and is fined about $5,000 plus court costs.
AML October 24, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Absolutely fantastic news! I am glad that no accidents happened as a result of this idiot speeding. Kudos to the police officer who took this moron off the streets. Now, we need the justice system to follow through. His license should be taken away for life! No possibility of ever gaining it back. For having such disrespect for the law by speeding at 138 mph, and complete disrespect for the lives of other motorists, no leniency should be granted. Please, no violins playing to the tune that "he is young, made a mistake, and deserves a second chance." Tired of hearing that stale song.
Michael Stern October 24, 2012 at 03:57 PM
So many times you see things like that occurring but the person gets away with it. Glad he was caught and taken off the road before someone is hurt or killed by him.
Lily Ebanson October 24, 2012 at 04:08 PM
What's wrong with this new generation? Seems like all kids this age (between 14-25)have NO brains or common sense at all. If he has a death wish--well,that's his business, just don't hurt or kill the innocent people on the way down. They should throw him in jail to teach him a lesson. But I'm sure he just got away with it and mommy & daddy paid his dues and he's laughing it off. I see kids doing this with little cars on the highway all the time too, while talking on the cellphone or texting. Do they think they're immortal or what....lunatics
James Garvey October 24, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Well done, Kyle!
Thomg October 24, 2012 at 06:33 PM
It has nothing to do with the generation. This kind of behavior transcends teens throughout all generations. There are numerous studies that show that teens are more likely to take risks than adults because the brain had not fully matured yet and because it is still much more curious than the adult brain. Don't try and act like this is a new phenomena because it isn't. When you were a teen or young adult your elders said the same exact thing about your generation.
NRA MEMBER October 24, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I could all but gaurantee that at 138mph on a bike he wasnt texting.
roy D Biggs October 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM
The rider got lazy...just say n.138mph..nuthin...
Joseph M. Gerace (Editor) October 25, 2012 at 05:47 AM
Roy, how fast do you think the 2003 Honda B60 could have potentially went?


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