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.
The govt keeps a file on you even if you don’t have a license, and you slowly lose demerits every year.
how do you get 30 demetit points on a licence that you don’t have?
he could plead insanity??
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…
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!!