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    911 Turbo Owner Caught doing 172 mph in UK!!

    Here's a record for someone getting caught speeding in the UK. I'm not condoning it - he should get on a track and give it a try instead, but he will probably receive a major sentence, at least 5 months if you look at the "previous record holder."

    Here's the link: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=paSpeeding_fri19_speeding_motorist&show_article=1

    Jim

    Re: 911 Turbo Owner Caught doing 172 mph in UK!!

    Sucks to be him.

    Re: 911 Turbo Owner Caught doing 172 mph in UK!!

    Know a few affluent car nuts in Lond who have gotten wkend places in Munich region to keep their more interesting cars, to avoid wasting time in car-unfriendly/irrelevant ex-London UK....similar approach of various clever guys from NYC/Greenwich who have gotten wkend places in LA/SF to arbitrage more relevant/rational weather/roads/topography/speed enfcmt....

    On an empty, dry, straight public road w/limited access points and generous distance from oncoming traffic lanes, doubt an alert, competent driver in a new 997TT poses more of a public safety risk than the far more numerous, inebriated SUV drivers driving at a "mere" 70MPH, while chatting on a cell phone/city-employed bus drivers casually running red lts at 30MPH in busy, urban settings, etc etc....

    Re: 911 Turbo Owner Caught doing 172 mph in UK!!

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    Jim48 said:
    Here's a record for someone getting caught speeding in the UK. I'm not condoning it - he should get on a track and give it a try instead, but he will probably receive a major sentence, at least 5 months if you look at the "previous record holder."

    Here's the link: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=paSpeeding_fri19_speeding_motorist&show_article=1

    Jim



    I condone it. The British are nutcases and even worse, their nutjob European Parliament MPs constantly draft speed-limitation proposals. Of course they only sentence you if you are a civilian. Their PCs get away with it.

    Re: 911 Turbo Owner Caught doing 172 mph in UK!!

    He did that speed on an "A" road, which for the benefit of non-British drivers is the equivalent of a French "N" road, not an Autobahn or freeway standard road. Which makes that kind of speed pretty reckless, IMO. When the report said Oxfordshire I would have assumed the M40, which at times an be a pretty lightly used motorway, in which case good luck to him if he'd got away with it.

    The penalty of months in prison, probably a 2 - 3 year driving ban and a hefty fine does not equate well with other "real" crimes here in the UK, - mug an old lady for her meagre pension money and the likely punishment is a few hours community service.

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    dreamcar said:
    He did that speed on an "A" road, which for the benefit of non-British drivers is the equivalent of a French "N" road, not an Autobahn or freeway standard road. Which makes that kind of speed pretty reckless, IMO.


    The A420 where this terrible act took place has straight dual carriageway with no junctions - just like plenty of stretches of derestricted Autobahn.

    Re: 911 Turbo Owner Caught doing 172 mph in UK!!

    More on this topic over on the 997 board...

    http://www.rennteam.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=376066&an=0&page=0#376066

    Hey, reminds me of the pensioner that caused a seven-vehicle pile-up when he drove the wrong way down a section of the M20 in Kent. I bet he didn't even get a fine!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/5099426.stm

    You tell me which is more dangerous?!!!!!!

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    dreamcar said:
    He did that speed on an "A" road, which for the benefit of non-British drivers is the equivalent of a French "N" road, not an Autobahn or freeway standard road. Which makes that kind of speed pretty reckless, IMO. When the report said Oxfordshire I would have assumed the M40, which at times an be a pretty lightly used motorway, in which case good luck to him if he'd got away with it.

    The penalty of months in prison, probably a 2 - 3 year driving ban and a hefty fine does not equate well with other "real" crimes here in the UK, - mug an old lady for her meagre pension money and the likely punishment is a few hours community service.



    This occurence is almost a year old if I remember correctly and the road in question is, as TB993TT has said, is straight and well paved as an Autobahn. There were even screenshots from Google Earth posted on the internet of that particular stretch.

    And I find it sad that people who do in fact cause massive accidents (such as the old guy doing the "wrong way" routine) and muggers get away almost unscathed, while honest motorists are marked as murderers (even though nobody was hurt).

    I wish you guys a swift change of government .

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    Crash said:

    I wish you guys a swift change of government .



    Here's hoping, as long as it isn't the liberal democrats, who apparently want to charge us all Pounds2,000 p.a. for the pleasure of owning a car like a 911.

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    skrambles said:
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    Crash said:

    I wish you guys a swift change of government .



    Here's hoping, as long as it isn't the liberal democrats, who apparently want to charge us all Pounds2,000 p.a. for the pleasure of owning a car like a 911.



    It's inter-class warfare, all over again. The LibDems are luckily not a very strong party in your system and here's hoping that it stays that way .

     
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