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    997 Turbo Driver Jailed for Excess Speed (UK)

    Jail for 172mph Porsche motorist

    Timothy Brady was disqualified from driving with immediate effect
    The fastest driver ever caught in a routine speed check in the UK has been sentenced to 10 weeks in jail.
    Timothy Brady, 33, of Earls Crescent, Harrow, north-west London, pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court to dangerous driving.

    Brady was clocked at 172mph in a Porsche 911 Turbo in a 70mph zone on the A420 in Oxfordshire on 27 January.

    He was banned from driving for three years and will have to take an extended driving test to get another licence.

    He denied another charge of aggravated vehicle taking.

    The court heard Brady had taken the Porsche from luxury car hire firm Helphire, where he worked as a delivery driver.

    He had nagged his boss to let him drive the sports car and had been repeatedly told no, but the court heard Brady took the car out the next day.

    Judge David Morton Jack said to Brady in court: "Your driving was criminally self-indulgent and utterly thoughtless of the danger you might be creating for the innocent."

    Police have criticised Brady for travelling at such high speed.

    Insp Martin Percival, of Thames Valley Police, said: "All road users share a great responsibility to others and need to realise that high speed increases the chance of failing to react to an emergency, let alone take sufficient action to resolve it."

    Insp Percival said the 172mph speed equated to 77m per second.

    "To put that into context, the average duration of a single blink of the eye is 0.3 seconds, during which time the car would have travelled 23m (five car lengths)."

    Through his own selfishness, in what appears to be a lust for speed, he has completely disregarded the safety of others on the road

    A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa) said: "This was an absolutely terrifying piece of driving.

    "Our roads are not race tracks or for breaking speed records.

    "It is fortunate the police were there to take action before he ended up killing himself or someone else.

    "Through his own selfishness, in what appears to be a lust for speed, he has completely disregarded the safety of others on the road."

    Paul Smith of the Safe Speed Road Safety Campaign said: "Our official position is that we are worried that current speed enforcement policy based on cameras is ineffective, but this case is the exception that proves the rule.

    "This is someone who was driving dangerously and it is important to distinguish between those who are a few miles over the limit and those who are driving dangerously.

    "It is not the behaviour of a responsible motorist - dangerous driving is dangerous and should be punished," he said.

    The previous highest speed recorded by a camera which resulted in a conviction was 156mph in 2003.

    It involved Aberdeen car dealer Jason McAllister, driving on the A90 between Aberdeen and Dundee.

    Re: 997 Turbo Driver Jailed for Excess Speed (UK)

    I think this is old news.

    Re: 997 Turbo Driver Jailed for Excess Speed (UK)

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    atomic80 said:
    I think this is old news.



    It isn't. Him being jailed is news (not that we weren't expecting it).

    Re: 997 Turbo Driver Jailed for Excess Speed (UK)

    The sentencing phase is new.

    Re: 997 Turbo Driver Jailed for Excess Speed (UK)

    this is one of the vantages(maybe the only one) of live in brazil! nobody is arrested for high speeds(people with money).

    Re: 997 Turbo Driver Jailed for Excess Speed (UK)

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    xandi911 said:
    this is one of the vantages(maybe the only one) of live in brazil! nobody is arrested for high speeds(people with money).



    You forgot hot and tanned women. But then again, that might just be me .

    Re: 997 Turbo Driver Jailed for Excess Speed (UK)

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    xandi911 said:
    this is one of the vantages(maybe the only one) of live in brazil! nobody is arrested for high speeds(people with money).



    You forgot hot and tanned women. But then again, that might just be me .



    No it's not just you. I spent many years on ships sailing out of various Brazil ports - and I knew Copacabana Beach very well. (Used to get a week in Rio in those days, before the box-boats came along with their 12 hour turnrounds took away all the fun ) Thank you, Malcolm McLean! And the least said about Santos night life the better.

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    dreamcar said:
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    Crash said:
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    xandi911 said:
    this is one of the vantages(maybe the only one) of live in brazil! nobody is arrested for high speeds(people with money).



    You forgot hot and tanned women. But then again, that might just be me .



    No it's not just you. I spent many years on ships sailing out of various Brazil ports - and I knew Copacabana Beach very well. (Used to get a week in Rio in those days, before the box-boats came along with their 12 hour turnrounds took away all the fun ) Thank you, Malcolm McLean! And the least said about Santos night life the better.


    this is what you of europe knows about here.
    brazil is so much different that what they show in TV.
    but then again, the turism shows RIO DE JANEIRO, with beachs and bechs!
    i live in other state, where the temperature is 0~30 and im blond with green eyes.

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    xandi911 said:
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    dreamcar said:
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    Crash said:
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    xandi911 said:
    this is one of the vantages(maybe the only one) of live in brazil! nobody is arrested for high speeds(people with money).



    You forgot hot and tanned women. But then again, that might just be me .



    No it's not just you. I spent many years on ships sailing out of various Brazil ports - and I knew Copacabana Beach very well. (Used to get a week in Rio in those days, before the box-boats came along with their 12 hour turnrounds took away all the fun ) Thank you, Malcolm McLean! And the least said about Santos night life the better.


    this is what you of europe knows about here.
    brazil is so much different that what they show in TV.
    but then again, the turism shows RIO DE JANEIRO, with beachs and bechs!
    i live in other state, where the temperature is 0~30 and im blond with green eyes.



    I'd love to see more of your beautiful country. I did manage to go up the Amazon to Santarem and Manaus. So much remains to see.

    Re: 997 Turbo Driver Jailed for Excess Speed (UK)

    172mph is _bad_. Even if the expressway is clean straight and green, the UK and US roadway isn't _built_ for such speeds (unlike Autobahn).

    Freeks you out, doesn't it though? I mean when my favorite stretch of totally straight and flat highway is empty of ANY traffic I might throttle up to 140mph or so. Makes me sick to think that "harmless" act (the car is sooooo smooth and settled) will get me cuffed, stuffed, jailed, fined and revoked.

     
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