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  1. Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Motorist jailed for British speeding record

    Agence France-Presse
    Last updated 09:32am (Mla time) 09/25/2007

    LONDON -- A man caught speeding at a British record of 172 miles (277 kilometers) per hour was jailed for 10 weeks on Monday.
    Tim Brady, 33, from Harrow in north-west London, became the fastest person ever caught by a British speed camera for his spin in a 98,000-pound (198,000-dollar, 141,000-euro) 3.6-liter Porsche 911 Turbo in January.
    He was clocked by a random speed check near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, southern England, Oxford Crown Court heard. Brady pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving.
    His speed beat the previous record of 156 mph (251 kph) set by a car dealer in Scotland in 2003.
    "Your driving was criminally self-indulgent and utterly thoughtless of the danger you might be creating for the innocent," judge David Morton Jack told Brady.
    Besides his jail term, Brady was banned from driving for three years and ordered to pay 474 pounds in costs.
    He resigned his job as a delivery driver for a luxury hire car firm following his arrest. He had taken the Porsche from his workplace without permission.
    Brady's lawyer John Reilly said his client's high-speed antics were "foolhardy, stupid and done in a moment of weakness."
    A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents said after the ruling: "This was an absolutely terrifying piece of driving. Our roads are not race tracks or for breaking speed records.
    "Through his own selfishness, in what appears to be a lust for speed, he has completely disregarded the safety of others on the road."
    Though the quickest ever caught by a speed trap, Brady is not the fastest person ever convicted for speeding on Britain's roads.
    Motorcyclist Daniel Nicks strapped a camcorder to his helmet and filmed himself doing 175 mph in December 2000. When he crashed, police found the camera, played the tape and charged him.
    But detectives are still hunting a biker who posted a video on the Internet of him speeding on a wet mountain pass road in low light at 176 mph.

    Fast & furious

  2. Join Date
    Jan 2006
    sa isang episode ng top gear dati nadaya nila ang speed camera when the tvr tuscan s was traveling at 170+ mph. bakit kaya sya nahuli?

  3. Join Date
    Sep 2005
    3yr driving ban ... Buti nga sa kanya! :bleh:

    Kahit kabisado mo lahat ng lugar ng fixed cameras, pwede ka pa ring madale ng mobile cam o unmarked police car.

    Meron din overspeeding driver dito sa lugar namin na nakuhan ng fixed camera. Sabi doctor daw siya na may emergency call. Kumpleto sa medical props sasakyan niya, may blinker pa. Yun pala hindi naman doctor ... kulong din!

    Quote Originally Posted by hahnvin
    sa isang episode ng top gear dati nadaya nila ang speed camera when the tvr tuscan s was traveling at 170+ mph. bakit kaya sya nahuli?
    IIRC, Gatso fixed-camera lang ang sinubukan sa Top Gear. Although pinakamarami ang Gatso, hindi lang yon ang mga fixed cameras sa UK. Sabi sa report, random speed check, kaya malamang either hand-held or mobile-type (mounted in a vehicle) ang ginamit.

  4. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    98,000 GBP = 198,000 USD? man, dollar is teh suck nowadays :seeth:

  5. Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Dapat hindi lang 3 years suspension.

    Napaka-delikado ng ginawa nyang kabobohan, hindi lang sa kanya, kundi sa mga pedestrians and mga motorista sa paligid.

    Sana sa race track na lang sha bumitiw at hindi sa kalsada.

British speeding record!