The 64-year-old was thrown from his 1,000cc Suzuki after spotting the van where the speed limit changes from 50mph to 70mph.
Two off-duty doctors helped him but he died at the scene on Saturday.
'It looks like the motorcyclist came over a slight hill in the road, saw the camera van, hit the brakes and crashed into the central reservation,’ said a motorist.
A policewoman who was setting up the camera witnessed the smash on Saturday morning.
Owing to the ‘proximity’ of the speed camera van, Dorset Police has referred the crash to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The IPCC investigation will examine whether the camera played any part in the biker's death.
‘There is a big question over whether speed cameras contribute to road safety,’ said Ian Belchamber of anti-speed camera group Dorset Speed.
Police closed both north and southbound lanes of the A338 for several hours on Saturday, April 9, to investigate the scene, which caused t
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