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UK Cop acquitted - doing 159mph (255kph)

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by dan, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. After hearing regular 'news' items about a bloke caught doing 150kph on the freeway, I was interested to read this.

    read on for the interesting analysis....

  2. Interesting. It does stress, however, that he was a trained driver, so we muct assume that court believed that he was trained to be able to handle the speed at which he was travelling. I doubt if any of us would be able to plead the same defence successfully, even if we had done advanced driver/rider training.

    In the end, it's one law for them and one for us.

    But it certainly makes a mockery of the "speed kills" mantra, that's for sure.
  3. Yep a while back in England, same thing happened where a race driver got busted doing similiar stuff. Basically the outcome was the same. Also one of the racing driver owners ex racer (Wlkinshaw or someone) was busted there as well with a similiar outcome. At least they are consistant

    Cheers 8)
  4. Oh, and for those who don't know, the UK motorway speed limit is 70mph (110kph). That of course was set by a group of road engineers and safety experts after careful research, no doubt?
    Still sounds like better logic than that used to set the Geelong Road limit. :roll: