YouTube Speeders Condemned

Biker appears to hit 189mph on YouTube
Biker appears to hit 189mph on YouTube
Police are to crack down on the increasing number of drivers who film themselves breaking the speed limit, it has been reported.

The number of young people who use mobile phones to video themselves driving recklessly is on the increase and officers have warned they will be prosecuted if caught.

The footage often ends up on video-sharing sites such as YouTube.

The craze is growing all over the country and police have warned young drivers are risking their lives to make the films.

Earlier in January we bought you news of a motorcyclist apparently doing 189mph on a public road.

It is a particular problem in Fife and a film of a driver doing over 100mph on a rural road is now being examined by officers.

The footage shows the man’s face and officers are now attempting to trace him.

Head of roads policing, Ch Insp Alex Duncan, told the BBC Scotland news website: ‘Driving is a serious responsibility and you've got to have all parts of your brain thinking about driving to make sure that you're safe and other road users are safe.

‘If you're doing that [filming], you're not concentrating on the road and that, at the end of the day, is what's going to keep you safe.’

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  • scotia_steve74 31 Jan 2008

    We've had ten robberies round here in the last few months - police just never get them, no resources they say!

    Much easier to target DVLA registered road users as they are easy bate!

    Time the police got their head out of their @rse!

  • Wilder 20 Jan 2008

    I wonder if the police would spend as much time and effort studying CCTV of burglaries/robberies to catch those offenders......

  • sc00by57 20 Jan 2008

    toohuge said:
    If the police view these tapes to be reliable evidence, then surely if you change your speedo and set it say 15mph slower than it actually is and film yourself getting caught speeding do you think they will use the exvidence?

    I suppose that it shows that it is safe to drive at those speeds though!
    As if they can..
    Once drove the tuscan @200mph for miles.... The speedo had some fault and when i started the car it jumped so the starting point was 150mph... had to get a static pick of it tho... biggrinbiggrin

  • Sgt^Roc 20 Jan 2008

    Tony*T3 said:
    The police should spend less time watching Utube and more time patrolling the roads.
    Yep thats why - they have made themselves predictable

  • flattotheboards 20 Jan 2008

    geordie555 said:
    189mph...is that all! would have been nice if he/she got the double ton
    Ye should have been trying harder hehe

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