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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/sto.../speeding-bust.html#socialcomments

Whoa.....I so wish I could have been the person who stopped this guy......I think I would have charged him under the criminal code and not just the Provincial act. This is way more than stunting and is Dangerous driving....We are talking about one of the busiest highways in Canada and not some remote never driven road where he could kill himself.


GS


Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13141 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Driving anywhere above 90 MPH/150kms in the USA or Canada should be treated as a form of reckless driving, a suspension of at least 1 year, a massive fine like about $5000 US, payable at once, the car impounded for at least 30 days with it's fees and 10 points on your record. If you lose control, or have an accident at or above those speeds you and perhaps many others will be killed.

User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1572 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4092 times:



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 1):
Driving anywhere above 90 MPH/150kms in the USA or Canada should be treated as a form of reckless driving, a suspension of at least 1 year, a massive fine like about $5000 US, payable at once, the car impounded for at least 30 days with it's fees and 10 points on your record. If you lose control, or have an accident at or above those speeds you and perhaps many others will be killed.

I take it you've never been to the states of TX, OK, KS, NE, or any other state that has highway which you could do multiple touch and goes in a 747 on? I like your idea, but, please, come on? 90 MPH? I go out on I-95 here in Daytona Beach, FL and quite often, that is close to what the left lane is doing. As long as people aren't weaving in and out lanes, its safer for the policy to let it go, than try to stop it, and have people slamming on their brakes.


And, in the off chance that you never had a childhood, and went more than 90MPH, I commend you, for not living.

-DiamondFlyer


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

From what I recall, isn't the law in Ontario, $10,000 fine, roadside vehicle seizure and roadside licence suspension for 50 km/h over the limit? Impounding a vehicle for a week is not much of a deterrent. IMO, the vehicle should be impounded permanently, and if you want it back, go to the next police auction. Same as your licence. It's not a right, it's a priviledge, and if you're going to recklessly abuse said priviledge, it should be revoked permanently. Granted, a suspended licece has never stopped anyone before, but perhaps these jokers will think twice about driving like some suicide jockey.

Better yet, toss the new Ontario truck legislation at them. Electronically limit the vehicle to 105 km/h.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

While I don't condone the fact that he did it on a busy freeway, I have seen, and done, worse than this, but only when I wasn't a danger to others.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 1):
Driving anywhere above 90 MPH/150kms in the USA or Canada should be treated as a form of reckless driving, a suspension of at least 1 year, a massive fine like about $5000 US, payable at once, the car impounded for at least 30 days with it's fees and 10 points on your record. If you lose control, or have an accident at or above those speeds you and perhaps many others will be killed.

What you said is, for the most part, what is being done in many states already. AZ for one considers anything over 20mph posted or anything above 85 a felony.


I'm assuming it was an Infiniti G37. Not the car I'd pick for going those speeds.


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

I'm glad they got this guy before he could hurt somebody. The best thing coming to this SOB is a call from his insurance company wanting to discuss his "new" rate.
I seem to recall he was driving an Infiniti G35.



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4062 times:



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 3):
From what I recall, isn't the law in Ontario, $10,000 fine, roadside vehicle seizure and roadside license suspension for 50 km/h over the limit? I

Sort of...there is a immediate 7 day veh impoundment and lisc. suspension. The offender then get summoned to court to find out what the full penalty can be...it is not less than $2k and UP TO $10k OR up to 6 months in the klink....and up to a 2 year suspension...Not sure if anyone has actually got the max.


If someone wants to do 250 i have no problem...Just do it in a place where you will only kill yourself and not someone innocent.....



GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

250km/h is indeed very fast. Remember when my dad and I once drove about that fast on the freeway just for fun and to try to see how fast the car could go. I can assure you, it is extremely fast and quite frightening also. But fortunately no cop to stop us  Wink (BTW it was really early in the morning on an empty part of the freeway, so we didnt risk any lives, but ours.)


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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4036 times:



Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 2):
And, in the off chance that you never had a childhood, and went more than 90MPH, I commend you, for not living.

I like that last little bit.  Smile

But realistically, going over... ahem... say 110mph, is just totally dangerous in most circumstances, nowadays.

Also the quality of vehicle matters a lot. A new BMW off the lot is quite safe and in control going 110 MPH. It also has very high class brakes to haul you down, in control doesn't it? Compare that to a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer with low tire pressure at one corner. Suddenly 110mph is a death wish. America has so many below-standard aspects to it... our drivers, our vehicles, our sobriety... that 100+ mph really isn't appropriate, at any time, IMO. For some thrills when you are a kid, yeah everybody has to do it  Smile


User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4006 times:



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 3):
Better yet, toss the new Ontario truck legislation at them. Electronically limit the vehicle to 105 km/h.

And while we are at it....why not limit the brake pressure to a certain level too. Limiting the cars to 105 km/h would actually be quite dangerous....Imagine a situation where you actually have to speed up and swerve to avoid hitting something/someone. That has happened to me once and boy was I glad that I could just gun it and swerve otherwise I would have been in a pile of multiple car crash.

What that guy did was stupid....luckily he didn't do it int he middle of the afternoon...it was 3 in the morning or something IIRC. I would love to see his new insurance rate and the court fee and the fines. Add in some dents and scratches when it got towed to the pound and I think the guy will think 10 times before speeding like that again.



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User currently offlineMneo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

I hate to be the devils advocate here, but while i dont condone 250 kph speeds at all, the article does state early morning on a Tuesday. Correct me if im wrong, but in many places there is basically no one out at 5AM on a tuesday. I have done 120+ in my car at 2-3AM in michigan, and i can safely say that there was not a single car as far as my eyes/mirrors could see. I find it that at night with no lights on the road, im more ample to crash while doing a normal 70, than if im playing close attention while doing 120ish, especially if the road is completely empty.

The people that are most likely to kill someone is the idiots doing 85 and weaving from lane to lane without signaling on the LIE (NY) while the 4-5 other lanes are calmly doing 60.



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

400 series of highways in the Toronto are are busy around the clock...If you want to kill yourself on a deserted highway go ahead....but not on a main highway


Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineNG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

My top speed on a public road was 278 km/h in a Porsche 996. Ok, so it was in Germany, my heavily pregnant wife next to me and, yes, the road does get very narrow at that speed. And it is true that a sack of cement in the front luggage compartment would have helped.

I've made it a point to v-max every hire car I've ever hired (in Germany). Here is part of my list:
Ford Transit: 160km/h
Renault van: 145km/h
Mercedes E240: 240km/h
Mercedes E200: 210 km/h
Mercedes C220 CDI: 220km/h
Mercedes S320 CDI: 245km/h
BMW 525i: 235km/h
BMW320 Touring: 220km/h
Audi A6 2.0TFSI: 220km/h
VW Multivan tdi: 165km/h
Mercedes Vito: 180km/h
VW Passat: can't remember.
BMW X3 3.0d: 230km/h
Audi A4 1.9tdi: probably around 200km/h but maybe more, can't recall.

All of those speeds were on Germany's freeways, in those unrestricted areas.

Speed is relative: when everyone is doing 170km/h, then 200km/h doesn't feel that fast. Roads were in excellent condition, and obviously the weather was playing its part also. So those speeds are do-able. Enjoyable? Well, yes, but not for long. Because all it takes is a Romanian truckie who hasn't slept in 29 hours to pull out at 81km/h to overtake another truck doing 79km/h. And all of a sudden, 200km/h+ feels very fast and braking distances very long....

Oh, and now in Australia? I set the cruise control to the speed limit. I never speed anymore, just not worth it. Got it all out of my system during my Germany visits.

Safe driving!

NG1Fan


User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1373 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3856 times:



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 3):
Electronically limit the vehicle to 105 km/h.

Why shouldn't this apply to cars as well?


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3840 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 9):
Limiting the cars to 105 km/h would actually be quite dangerous

How do you figure this? If everyone is doing roughly the same speed, then you have fewer accidents. Michigan and California are learning this lesson all too slowly. At the moment, I believe California has the highest speed limit gap between cars and trucks. 70 mph for cars, and 55 mph for trucks. So basically, you can have some rich kid who just got his licence (and next to no driving experience) flying down the freeway at 80 mph, yet someone with 10+ years, and over 1,000,000 miles of safe driving is stuck at 55. And this is "safe"? Twice in CA, I've been rear ended by someone doing 70, while I'm doing 55.

Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 9):
Imagine a situation where you actually have to speed up and swerve to avoid hitting something/someone.

If you find yourself in this situation, it tells me you aren't paying close enough attention to your driving. And if you have to speed up to avoid something? To me that sounds like dangerous driving, and pure lunacy. If something is blocking your way, let's say slowed traffic, why in the hell would you speed up? To get in front of everyone else? How about slowing down and making a safe lane change to avoid something? Makes more sense to me, helps make the roads safer for everyone, and reduces the bottleneck at whatever caused the slowdown. All to often, when there's a lane closed for some reason, I see people flying up the closed lane to get ahead of everyone else. That's why you'll see one truck per lane riding side by side holding all the cars back. It relieves the backlog at the merge, thereby helping move traffic through faster. Yet I still see some of these idiots flying up on the shoulders. Where do you have to go that's more important than anyone else? And if it's that important, why not start out earlier to make sure you have enough time to get there, or when you find the road blocked, take a detour around it?



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8866 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3809 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
250km/h is indeed very fast.

Hell, everyone's done that (at least in Europe).

Now THIS is impressive...

The Koenigsegg CC is attributed with being awarded the fastest ever speeding ticket, 242mph in Texas, USA, during the Gumball 3000 rally race of 2003. The driver even talks his way out of a ticket!

http://www.theworldsgreatestguy.com/...stest-speeding-ticket-ever-242-mph

That's nearly 400 km/h, guys.




Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15781 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

I should mention that what he was doing is just as important as how fast he was going. Doing 120 on a back road and doing 120 on an urban freeway are two completely different things.


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

You guys will have to go down to the UAE to drive your super-fast babies.

I have seen Lamborghinis and Ferraris going at some truly incredible speeds.
No speed limits, beautiful highways and fuel is extremely cheap.  airplane   cheerful 



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8866 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3747 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 17):
I have seen Lamborghinis and Ferraris going at some truly incredible speeds.
No speed limits, beautiful highways and fuel is extremely cheap.

I also so there the most amazing piles of wreckage there. mangled hunks of metal and rubber on the side of the road - the only thing indicating that it was once a car might be a barely recognizable wheel.



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3632 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Well, on a highway where there is traffic coming against you, this is criminal. On a freeway, hell, its way too slow  Wink

User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3610 times:



Quoting Greasespot (Thread starter):
Car Clocked At 250KM/H On Highway

Lazy bum did not bother with removing the speed limiter.

Signed,

Germany.

 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3577 times:



Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 20):
Lazy bum did not bother with removing the speed limiter.

Signed,

Germany.

Very well said.  checkmark 



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User currently offlinePlaneWasted From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3561 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 17):
You guys will have to go down to the UAE to drive your super-fast babies.

120km/h is max in the UAE, all cars make an annoying sound if you drive over that.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

Jeez... I was keeping a constant speed of 90+mph for about 2.5 hours last night coming home from London. I'm a safe driver and am comfortable at that speed. I don't see a problem to be honest.

If you do have a problem, please send them here...

http://cdn-write.demandstudios.com/upload//1000/500/90/5/21595.jpg

...as I don't care Big grin



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User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3540 times:



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 1):
Driving anywhere above 90 MPH/150kms in the USA or Canada should be treated as a form of reckless driving

I10, west Texas, speed limit is 80mph. On my Hyabusa more than a few times I ran it up to 180mph which I think equates to somewhere around 300km/h. A lot depends on the circumstances involved, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc.


25 StarAC17 : This is fine but there are times when doing 150 km/h is not so dangerous such as at night when there are hardly any cars on the road. I actually thin
26 FlyMIA : Exactly what I was thinking. I-95 in Miami at 2am the left lane (when not filled with some idiot going 50mph) is going 90-100mph no problem. Same goe
27 Sudden : You beat me to it. I drive rather often on Autobahn as I live in The Netherlands, and the speeds there would make the Canadian agent see red I would
28 Connies4ever : 250 km/hr ? No big deal. A 21-year old was stopped on the 401 between Oshawa and Toronto in 2003 (May long weekend) doing 300 km/hr. On a bike. At nig
29 Don81603 : Did you know that in over 85% of accidents between trucks and cars, the car was at least 90% at fault? Myself, I've been cut off many times on the 40
30 TheSonntag : I think it is surprising that trucks may go so fast in the US. While there is no general speed limit on cars in germany, trucks indeed are limited, to
31 StarAC17 : I didn't know that but I do believe it. Also I don't necessarily support this restriction just for trucks because there was no public analysis into t
32 Swissy : Could not agree more with you..... however for the not so experienced Autobahn drivers things like that would scare the sh... out of them Driving fas
33 Lnglive1011yyz : I beg to differ with both statements, and I'll state why. - less cars on the road at night invites nocturnal animals out onto the road moreso than du
34 Post contains links Lufthansa411 : Same thing on the TSP (Taconic State Parkway) in NY. During morning rush hour, southbound both lanes can get up to about 80-95 mph, and same thing no
35 TheSonntag : Bleibe rechts und bleib am leben (stay right and stay alive) There is only one thing I hate more than rediculous speed limits: People who want to int
36 Swissy : Simple rule of live!!!! Agree 100%..... it appears it is working fine for me the last few times I have enjoyed the German driving experience.... my N
37 Toulouse : Couldn't agree more with you. Speeding is pure stupidity... some arrogant men (usually men) trying to proove something which to be honest is 100% chi
38 TheSonntag : And most of those accidents happen at speeds much lower than 60 mph. Why? Because it is speeding when you drive 60 mph while only 30 are permitted. I
39 Swissy : Could not agree more, I am an immigrant myself, came when I was 28 years old, got my license in Switzerland (was 18) and it cost me a great deal of m
40 Don81603 : I agree with you there, with a minor exception: Newly licenced truck drivers, from day one to about 18 months tend to be very cautious, as they're no
41 Toulouse : Won't argue with you on that. As we often here, most accidents are during short trips and generally in an urban area. While on a "good" motorway I am
42 TheSonntag : Point taken and accepted, I know someone who lost its life due to some a..hole driving drunk, something which I would NEVER ever accept. Nevertheless
43 Don81603 : One thing I've noticed in 41 posts so far regarding the most likely safety aspect of this incident... Most passenger car tires subjected to this kind
44 NorthStarDC4M : I think the more to the point way of putting this would be the "I'm not giving way" mentality. I've seen it far too many times people instead of maki
45 SKYSERVICE_330 : That entire junction is a mess. Two major 400 series highways draining onto a 3 lane parkway (southbound) at the same spot. A parkway that is also on
46 Post contains links AustrianZRH : While I don't feel comfortable at those speeds exceeding 200 km/h (in Germany, I usually drive about 150-160 km/h if the road is free, and on the righ
47 TheSonntag : No they won't, they are certified for those speeds and are able to tolerate them for hours without issues. This is, at least, the case with European
48 TheSonntag : I only say Käfermicha
49 StarAC17 : Why is this not illegal and if it is why isn't it enforced. Also I would much have a driver merge just before they would run out of space on the ramp
50 ACDC8 : The problem is that half of the drivers aren't in the space their vehicle is supposed to be in the first place.
51 Don81603 : Whatever space they are in is the space they own. If you so desire to drive on the shoulder, you own that space. If you're moving at half the posted
52 Lnglive1011yyz : Bingo. Left-lane hoggers. If you're driving on the shoulder, you're breaking the law. If you're driving too slow, with no good reason (tow, breakdown
53 ACDC8 : Which vary will may be dangerous, reckless, and unsafe for the rest of the motoring public. Just because you "own" the space doesn't give anyone the
54 Post contains links Don81603 : Simple laws of physics, and the general rules of the road. No one can "enter" the space you occupy. If they do, we obviously have a collision, and si
55 WildcatYXU : Quite easy. Drive on any highway in Quebec.
56 Chris78cpr : EDIT: Removing comment. Chris[Edited 2009-03-10 14:35:58]
57 Don81603 : I stand corrected. In my defence, I haven't been to Quebec in a number of years.
58 ACDC8 : You don't need a sign to post a minimum limit. From the BC Motor Vehicle Act ... Slow driving 145 (1) A person must not drive a motor vehicle at so s
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