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$12,000 fine for 263 kmh

by JP Bill / September 1, 2008 3:13 AM PDT
$12,000 fine for 263 kmh

A motorcyclist has been slapped with a whopping $12,000 fine after RCMP clocked him at 263 kmh on a stretch of Highway 16 between Edson and Hinton.

The 34-year-old Hinton man, whose name was not released by Mounties, struck a deal Wednesday with a Crown prosecutor that allowed him to keep his licence in exchange for the hefty fine, Edson RCMP said yesterday.
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Good deal for him!
by Paul C / September 1, 2008 8:14 AM PDT

Let's see...263km/h = approx 137 mph.

Yep, a good deal for him, indeed.

One thing I do wonder about, though: The story says,

Besides the lighter pocketbook, leadfoot drivers also take a hit on their licences. Motorists exceeding 50 kmh get a six-point demerit deduction. If demerits add up to 15 points or more within a two-year period, a driver's licence will be suspended for one month.

Lyons couldn't say yesterday how many demerits the two men got.


That part seems a tad light in the punishment arena to me...

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D'OH! My math is bad!
by Paul C / September 1, 2008 8:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Good deal for him!

I'm out of practice, here.

1 km = .625 mi

Therefore, 263 km/h X .625 = 164.375 mph.

A better deal still, IMHO.

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Worst case is when the illegal driving
by drpruner / September 2, 2008 1:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Good deal for him!

causes an accident. But I think that a two-wheel accident is most likely to kill/injure the rider, not, say, the pickup he hits. Therefore maybe a Darwin award is most appropriate. SadHappy

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