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Speeding in France 100 times in twelve months Frances English-Language Newspaper Connexion has reported on a man who has been caught speeding nearly a hundred times in less than a year.

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Speeding in France 100 times in twelve months

June 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

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Frances English-Language Newspaper Connexion has reported on a man who has been caught speeding nearly a hundred times in less than a year.

I’m surprised it’s taken them this long to take him to court and if proven he should be banned for a very long time.

Most of us, me included, will have driven at over the speed limit from time to time but this guy just seems to have a total disregard for the safety of others.

 

Here is the full Article:

 

A DRIVER caught speeding 94 times in 10 months is to appear in court in Versailles today, accused of dangerous driving on nine occasions when he drove at over 180kph in 70kph zones.

The man, the boss of a fruit and veg company in Rouen, denies he was at the wheel of the car, a BMW X6 which is registered in Luxembourg in the name of his company.

He already has previous convictions for speeding and risks a year in jail for the offences: in one of which he hit 251kph in a tunnel on the A86 autoroute round Paris.

The tunnel is restricted to 70kph because it is just two-lane and has a very low roof and prosecutors accused him of "driving without regard to the safety of others".

Although he denies being the driver, prosecutors say the offences were committed between March 2011 and January this year on Friday and Sunday evenings when the man habitually drives from Rouen to Essonne to pick up his son.

They added that his mobile phone was also registered all along the route of the journeys.

He is being tried at Versailles on 61 of the 94 offences, those committed in Yvelines, and faces nine charges of speeding at more than 180kph, 38 for speeding at more than 50kph over the limit and 14 for "normal" speeding.

 

To read the article on the website click here.

 

I felt bad myself when I had to go on a "Speed Awareness" course about 2 years ago for doing 40mph in a 30mph limit (if i have a defence it was 2.30am and I could have driven on the pavement and I wouldn't have run anybody over) but my crimes pale into insignificance compared to this guy.

I hope they hand out a sentence that deters him from doing it in future but you always doubt that anyone that mad will really learn his lesson.



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