Eighty-eight miles per hour. That’s how fast Doc Brown’s DeLorean had to go for us to “see some serious shit.” And that shit, at least in this reality, seems to be a speeding ticket.
In this week’s installment of dumbass with fast car does predictable thing, a Chicago man was arrested and had his car impounded for reportedly bringing his 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat to speeds upwards of 160 mph.
Nobody likes getting pulled over for speeding, but at least when you are pulled over, you know exactly what happened, why, and the cop who pulled you actually knows who you are, regardless of what you’re driving. None of these things can be said about Officer David Carter’s methods, which involved his own private car…
Collecting speeding ticket revenue is a big business. According to a new study, some 20 percent of drivers will be ticketed for speeding this year, and revenue from those tickets comes out to something like $6.2 billion. But which cars get nailed the most?
It's not just the gas prices that are higher these days, the tickets are going up as well. Welcome to our world of extreme speeding tickets.
You might think there's nothing worse than getting ticketed for a totally minor infraction, like five or ten over on the highway. Trust me, it could be worse.
You know it's a slow news
day state when your largest news outlet's reporting on speeding tickets. [WOWT]
Almost everyone likes speeding, but very few people like speeding tickets. We don't condone breaking the law, but if you found it necessary to convince an officer of your innocence, this is how you would do it.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled police officers can issue tickets based on visual estimates of a motorist's speed. If you live in Ohio and pissed off a cop recently we recommend fixing that. (H/T to Sean!) [Dispatch.com]
A man in Medinah, Illinois was recently arrested by police after wiping his rear end with a parking ticket and stuffing it into a city payment box. Nice in theory, not reality. Eww. [Daily Herald]
A 20-year old was caught driving at 100 MPH in a 50 MPH zone in Rotterdam, losing his license and getting his Dad's Bugatti Veyron seized as a result. This particular Veyron was the first imported to Holland.
The GPS Angel is designed to warn drivers of red light and speed cameras using an on-board database and GPS. It's a great device... if you don't have an iPhone or other smart phone with a data plan.
Mobile app Trapster just rolled out its 4.0 release and added new features to help users log roadtrips, locate friends, better avoid tickets, and get around rockslides. Even the police are pitching in to aid (and slow) your commute.
An Ohio appeals court has ruled that tickets can't be issued based on a car looking or sounding like it's speeding. The decision comes after real American hero Daniel Freitag fought a ticket issued because his Lincoln Navigator sounded fast.
Authorities claim 21-year-old Joshua Bracci led police on a harrowing 13-minute chase Tuesday night through the upstate New York town of Greece at speeds clocked at 111 mph. Impressively, he racked up 56 tickets over the 13-minute period.
Authorities have sent 37 speeding tickets to Dave Vontesmar, claiming he'd been captured each time by speed camera. Dave denies he's at fault, saying he doesn't resemble the monkey driver portrayed in camera images.
Italy, the land of speeding red sports cars and equally fast women, found an interesting mix of the two last week when a 56-year-old nun was ticketed for 112 MPH in her holier-than-thou Ford Fiesta.