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Driver Shaun Davis jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph

I wonder how much will this fine/ consequences be in Switzerland?

A man, thought to be Britain's worst speeding offender, has been jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph on a Northamptonshire road.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-34744459
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Old 06.11.2015, 22:56
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I wonder how much will this fine/ consequences be in Switzerland?
Everything over 200 kmh gets you at least 1 year prison. Not sure if anyone actually got caught as fast as 192 mph since the laws were tightened two years ago...
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Re: Driver Shaun Davis jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph

"His daughter, Jordan, 23, of Hove Road, Rushden, was found guilty of encouraging dangerous driving and was given a two-year driving disqualification and an 18-month conditional discharge."

That's a bit harsh. His daughter was encouraging dangerous driving? Funny
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That's a bit harsh. His daughter was encouraging dangerous driving? Funny
Don't feel too sad, he was just out of prison for drug dealing and it's a 'family business'. They're well known 'faces' in the area.
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Re: Driver Shaun Davis jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph

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Everything over 200 kmh gets you at least 1 year prison. Not sure if anyone actually got caught as fast as 192 mph since the laws were tightened two years ago...
What if it's less than that, let's say 190km/h?
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Old 07.11.2015, 23:42
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What if it's less than that, let's say 190km/h?
According to this: http://www.bussenkatalog.ch/geschwindigkeitsbussen

"Starting from 120 days pay"...
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Re: Driver Shaun Davis jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph

Is there no speed restrictions on the German motorway? Surely driving at such high speeds is dangerous in any country.
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Is there no speed restrictions on the German motorway? Surely driving at such high speeds is dangerous in any country.
Is that a trick question? There is not speed limit in Germany but you have to drive according to the situation, for example weather or traffic. If you are involved in an accident when driving over 130 and the experts conclude the accident could have been avoided at a lower speed will you pick up the bill. Anyways: speed does not kill you, the lack of distance does. Driving crazy speeds on an empty road is safer than the continuous tailgating at 120 you see in CH.
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Re: Driver Shaun Davis jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph

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Is that a trick question? There is not speed limit in Germany but you have to drive according to the situation, for example weather or traffic. If you are involved in an accident when driving over 130 and the experts conclude the accident could have been avoided at a lower speed will you pick up the bill. Anyways: speed does not kill you, the lack of distance does. Driving crazy speeds on an empty road is safer than the continuous tailgating at 120 you see in CH.
Reminds me of...
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Is that a trick question? There is not speed limit in Germany but you have to drive according to the situation, for example weather or traffic. If you are involved in an accident when driving over 130 and the experts conclude the accident could have been avoided at a lower speed will you pick up the bill. Anyways: speed does not kill you, the lack of distance does. Driving crazy speeds on an empty road is safer than the continuous tailgating at 120 you see in CH.
There are speed limits in Germany.
Only on some stretches of Autobahn is there no limit.
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There are speed limits in Germany.
Only on some stretches of Autobahn is there no limit.
Erm, yes. The question was specifically on the Autobahn, wasn't it? So to be clear: If you see a circular sign with a red frame and a number in it... don't drive faster than that number. In kilometers, not miles.

It really can't get to banal for some on here...
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Erm, yes. The question was specifically on the Autobahn, wasn't it? So to be clear: If you see a circular sign with a red frame and a number in it... don't drive faster than that number. In kilometers, not miles.

It really can't get to banal for some on here...
A big chunk of the German autobahns have speed limits.
If perhaps only 5% of them had limits then I'd leave it but your statement was too wrong for me to ignore.

On a separate topic, you should say too banal instead of to banal.
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On a separate topic, you should say too banal instead of to banal.
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A big chunk of the German autobahns have speed limits.
... make sure your verb matches its subject; has, not have.

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Re: Driver Shaun Davis jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph

There is only so much room in my brain for grammar. As I learn German (incredibly slowly) my English grammar gets worse.
Plus, I am kind of poking fun by pointing out something very minor when accused of being banal.
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True, but...

... make sure your verb matches its subject; has, not have.

Are you sure about that?
Without remembering any rules, in my head using have sounds more correct.

Sorry-I'll shut up now and stop hijacking this thread.
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Re: Driver Shaun Davis jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph

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Is there no speed restrictions on the German motorway? Surely driving at such high speeds is dangerous in any country.
No, it's not dangerous if you know how to drive fast and the car is capable to do so.
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No, it's not dangerous if you know how to drive fast and the car is capable to do so.
The terminology used is "derestricted" and uses phrases along the lines of "appropriate for the conditions and within the capabilities of the car and driver"

You need all 3 in order to really chase numbers - and you have to remember that if/when you do and you go north of 180kmh if something goes wrong you're unlikely to be able to post on EF about it.

@240kmh you are clocking 1km every 15seconds - you cover 100m in 1.5s - you need a very long and clear section to safely go up past 200kmh.
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No, it's not dangerous if you know how to drive fast and the car is capable to do so.
And the road can be guaranteed to be clear of obstacles.

At the speed mentioned here you'd need a long stretch of straight road with good visibility, perfect surface, no bridges, junctions, embankments or other possible obstacle-concealers and an absolute trust in your vehicle's brakes, tyres and steering. As well as your ability to control it.

Only then could the label "safe" be applied, albeit still needing a prefix of "relatively" or " almost".

Don't get me wrong - I've been up as high as 275kph myself, on a motorbike, but "safe" did not even start to be part of the equation
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One of the benefits of living in Utah.


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The terminology used is "derestricted" and uses phrases along the lines of "appropriate for the conditions and within the capabilities of the car and driver"

You need all 3 in order to really chase numbers - and you have to remember that if/when you do and you go north of 180kmh if something goes wrong you're unlikely to be able to post on EF about it.

@240kmh you are clocking 1km every 15seconds - you cover 100m in 1.5s - you need a very long and clear section to safely go up past 200kmh.
I've hit the 250km/h speed limiter on the autobahn in my oil burning Beemer. It feels pretty surreal to be doing that in a dull estate car.
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