In the classic post-apocalyptic film Mad Max, there’s a scene showing a motorcycle repair shop with a sign in the window. Speed, the sign informs us, is just a matter of money – how fast do you want to go?
This week, a rider in Saguenay, Quebec, found out how much it costs to go 170 kph. The CBC says police pulled him over after allegedly ripping through a 90 kph zone at 170 and running four stop signs – all without a licence.
Police gave him 30 demerit points on his licence, fined him almost $4,500, and seized his motorcycle. They may also be laying criminal charges.
So, the next time you twist that throttle, remember that speed comes at a price – and if you’re well on the wrong side of the law, it can cost you dearly.