France: Moped Caught Speeding On Motorway - 142 kph
File under France Uniformed Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
You know that things are drastically wrong, when tractors or parked cars are caught speeding by these new digital speed radars. It becomes very difficult to believe the authorities when they send you the bill for speeding, unless of course you know you were going too fast.
But Dominique Nancy in France knew he was not speeding. In fact, it's impossible to speed with the vehicle has was caught with doing 141 kph on a motorway limited to 130 kph. His ride wasn't a Ferrari, or the latest Ducati 1199 Paginale motorcycle. It was a vintage Peugeot 102 moped.
That's right, the cops sent him a ticket for speeding on the motorway on his moped. The 49 cc moped was built in 1979 and is a collector's item. It has problems starting, and if he's got a strong tailwind on a downhill slope, he'll manage the fantastic top speed of 50 kph. 141 kph is a wet dream.
This, again, raises many questions. Not only that they never made a speed radar photo of the moped, since mopeds are not allowed on the motorway, but also moped in France do not have a license plate. But the speed ticket was addressed to the poor man, and the details are indeed of his super fast "motorcycle"...
So next time you get a ticket, how can you take it serious?
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