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> Speed camera clocks motorist at 406 mph
> By Lester Haines
> Posted: 21/01/2004 at 10:35 GMT
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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
> buggy.
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> More links at http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/35014.html
 

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LMAO!

hmmm.. mabye with those speed cameras, ill get upto 200 kays in my old xf
 

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see now doesn't this though legal issues in the face of speed cameras?
Obviously this proves that they can't be trusted as an accurate device for recording someones speed.
Every person should contest every fine based on this sort of evidence.
 

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ROFL... whats nxt i ask???
just like the datto 120y caught doing over 150kays on a highway... too bad it could only do 120 flat bikkie :p
 

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fordel said:
hahaha i love it... gotta love how they still want to charge him, even with a speed that its impossible
that is not impossiable................ he has the photo to prove it lol
:AAHHH: :AAHHH: :AAHHH:

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rod
 

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It is kinda sus that he was clocked at the same speed as the car model (406). It might actually be a clerical error after all :p

If not, F1 teams should hire this guy. If he can pull 406mph in a pug, who knows what he could do in a F1 car . . .
 

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I.....am.....in......shock.....

I never thought Peugeot made the fastest car in the world....and I never would have thought it was a 406....I must go out and buy one now. :angel:
 

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I would expect the radar has actually picked up the speed of a plane, which has occurred many times before. It's unbelievable that they are still prosecuting him!

The best story like this was one in Scotland where the cop had a call from base to tell him to turn his radar off as the fighters from the local air force base almost bombed him because they thought someone aimed a SAM at them...
 
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