Quebec rider handed hefty fine

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Ride 80 kph over the speed limit with The Man watching, and you know that it's going to cost you.
Ride 80 kph over the speed limit with The Man watching, and you know that it's going to cost you.

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.

1 COMMENT

  1. Quebec has a street racing law which he would have fallen well afoul of. 80 over the limit?
    Of course, since he was already riding without a license…

  2. I’m thinking there may be a little more to this story…I’ve pulled a bonehead a couple of times and been “up there” in speed…but there were no stop signs involved, have a license and also insurance…

    I’m thinking the fines were more for running the stop signs, being unlicensed & uninsured (don’t think the insurance company would cover you without a license…or was he just “learning”?)  Loosing the bike is common for being more than 40-50kph over…then the speeding fines would be there as well…

    My wifey gets ticked when I get a ticket for 10-15kph over (about $100 ish here in Alberta), never mind what this guy got…I would NEVER get out of the dog house!!

    Later.

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