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Old 10-20-2008, 08:39 AM
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UK Biker jailed

this is hot news today in the uK....a biker was jailed for posting a video of himself on the net ....he was riding at speeds of up to 130 mph....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o...re/7679739.stm

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A motorcyclist who posted footage of himself on the internet site YouTube speeding at more than 130mph (209km/h) and performing stunts has been jailed.

Sandor Ferenci, a 28-year-old carer, was spotted riding dangerously in roads around Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Police said it was later discovered he had posted the footage on the video-sharing website.

At Oxford Crown Court on Monday, Ferenci, of Fulwell Close, Banbury, was jailed for 12 weeks.

He was spotted doing wheelies, skids and racing on the opposite side of the road on the A422 Banbury to Brackley road on 10 and 15 June.


We are talking about public roads and they are there as a transport network not a race track or show ground
Sgt Bryan Smith

He was reported by a motorist, who had made a note of his number plate.

The court was told that when officers called at Ferenci's home, before they had a chance to say anything he asked, "is this about the YouTube video?".

The footage, which was played to the court, had been filmed by a friend from various angles including from a footbridge.

Brian Payne, prosecuting, said it was impossible to attribute an exact speed but police have estimated he may have reached 130mph (209km/h).

Ferenci was disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended driving test after he pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving.

'Lunatic manoeuvres'

Gary Bell, mitigating, said Ferenci was "truly remorseful and truly sorry".

Judge Terence Maher told him that he had carried out "lunatic and grossly irresponsible manoeuvres at considerable speed" on his Yamaha R6 bike.

The footage has since been removed from YouTube.

Outside court Sgt Bryan Smith, of Thames Valley Police, said: "It's important to qualify that we are talking about public roads and they are there as a transport network, not a race track or show ground.

"It's incredibly dangerous. A trophy video has been used on the internet and it could incite other road users to behave in the same way."
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:42 AM
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Of course, this is the UK.

If this was the USA, I would ask for equal justice under the law.

Paris Hilton has been filmed in situations that can only be describes as "co-habitating." Britney Spears has been filmed shop-lifting an item at one of those stop-n-robs. I believe a handler went back and paid about a buck-fifty for whatever she grabbed. There are numerous videos proving Slick Willie committed perjury in testifying to Congress.

Of course, this article is from the UK. You deal with the peerage. I think the gentry would have to mow down a blind, pregnant nun on a sidewalk with a steamroller before the anything at all would happen except a sniff in the tabloids.

You can, however, ticket a biker from a picture.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:32 AM
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Re: UK Biker jailed

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this is hot news today in the uK....a biker was jailed for posting a video of himself on the net ....he was riding at speeds of up to 130 mph....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o...re/7679739.stm
He's not alone as there have been others arrested as well. One was a guy doing over 200 MPH in his Ferrari.
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