Saturday, January 23, 2010

Teenager clocked at 91kmh over speed limit

Jonathan Green the other day pulled a typically leftist blame shifting maneuver in placing at least partial responsibility for a tragic car crash on Ford for producing the high-performance car driven by a 19-year-old. One of Green's main points is that hooning around in less powerful cars is unlikely:

Five kids in a beige Corolla hatch probably won't get the same buzz from sticking their heads out of the window at speed. Some subtle edge would be lacking.

Perhaps Green's point is valid after all:

A 19-year-old P-plate driver has been caught allegedly doing 191km/h - 91km/h above the speed limit - south of Sydney.

Police say a radar check showed he was driving at 191km/h in a 100km/h zone on the F6 at Helensburgh early on Friday afternoon with four passengers on a provisional licence that restricted him to 90km/h.

The car? A 2004 Mercedes C200 Kompressor with a 1.8 litre 4 cylinder motor capable of rocketing from 0 -100 km/h in around 9 seconds, compared to around 10 seconds for a Corolla. Green is full of it.




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