> Speed camera clocks motorist at 406 mph
> By Lester Haines
> Posted: 21/01/2004 at 10:35 GMT
> Since we Brits already hold the land speed record as a result of
> jet-powered Thrust SSC going supersonic in 1997, it seems only natural
> that we should attempt to be the first nation to break the sound barrier
> with a petrol-driven reciprocating-engined vehicle.
> That at least appears to be what sales manager Peter O?Flynn was
> attempting when clocked at an impressive 406mph (650kmh) by a speed camera
> in Cheshire. The achievement becomes even more admirable when we learn
> that Peter was at the time at the controls of a humble Peugot 406, until
> now thought to have a top speed of 129mph.
> Heroic Peter is modest about his tremendous effort, insisting: "I rarely
> speed and it?s safe to say I?ll contest this." Officials, however, say Mr
> O?Flynn still faces prosecution despite the obvious attack of insanity
> which afflicted it speed (sorry, safety) camera.
> This superb piece of bureaucratic madness is just the latest chapter in
> the ongoing saga of the government's war against speeding motorists. We
> look forward with eager anticipation to police slapping the cuffs on the
> first OAP to reach hypersonic velocities in a battery-powered disabled
> More links at http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/35014.html