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To name and shame this speeding twat...

(62 Posts)
BumpAndGrind Mon 09-Sep-13 23:03:29

Someone I knew from school has posted on their facebook, a video of them driving (what I can gather is a new car) at 140mph down a duel carriageway (only 2 lanes), and was also stupid enough to film it and post it on facebook. I left a less than amused comment and expect to be unfriended shortly.

Shall I share it highlighting the stupidity and hope it goes viral before he deletes it or me...there was no shot of the speedo so useless for the police....

quoteunquote Mon 09-Sep-13 23:09:33

they don't need the speedo to prove reckless driving, they can determine the speed from landscape.

can you share it?

Revengeofkarma Mon 09-Sep-13 23:43:13

Download, as well as screenshot (to show origin) and take straight to the cops.

The Internet is great Darwinism for morons. Makes things so ...efficient!

Hoist on his own petard. Tell the Police.

BumpAndGrind Mon 09-Sep-13 23:47:59

Shared and made public on my timeline....silly boy.

mummyjs Mon 09-Sep-13 23:48:05

no you are nbu, it is always morons like this that seem to plough into some poor sods car and wipe out a entire family and then feel sorry for themselves, take it to the police

BumpAndGrind Mon 09-Sep-13 23:50:11

Will the police really care?

BumpAndGrind Mon 09-Sep-13 23:51:26

he shouts out the speed as it climbs, thats how I know how fast without a speedo shot btw..

SomethingOnce Mon 09-Sep-13 23:52:18

You can but try.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SomethingOnce Mon 09-Sep-13 23:53:09

And do what Revenge suggested.

BumpAndGrind Mon 09-Sep-13 23:53:25

He made it public himself it seems....https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=163420463852078

BumpAndGrind Mon 09-Sep-13 23:54:06
BumpAndGrind Mon 09-Sep-13 23:55:19

It's probably not as bad as my hysteria makes it out to be....

Misspixietrix Tue 10-Sep-13 00:15:39

Ive just clicked on the link but It says page unavailable. Has It been taken down already?

StephenFrySaidSo Tue 10-Sep-13 00:19:51

yes take it to the police. i have to say- i wouldn't have warned him by commenting. i'd have let him carry on boasting thinking everyone thought he was oh so bloody clever and then BAM- police at the door grin

BumpAndGrind Tue 10-Sep-13 00:28:49

Yep...he has removed it.

At least I made him think...

BumpAndGrind Tue 10-Sep-13 00:33:32

seems I have been defriended... coward

Misspixietrix Tue 10-Sep-13 00:43:41

Did you manage to download It before he.did OP?

HollyShort Tue 10-Sep-13 01:00:31

Report it even if you no longer have access. Most stupid drivers think they're amazing and in control when they're just lucky.

Having sat in the central reservation holding the hand of a dying motorcyclist while the car driver who'd shot past me whilst I was doing 70 a couple of minutes earlier was proclaiming he didn't know how it'd happened and he was only doing 65 I say report everyone that does this.

The motorcyclist had 3 children under 5 and was just heading into work. I can't drive that road anymore.

LeoandBoosmum Tue 10-Sep-13 01:03:56

Holly,
Shit, that's awful...must have been dreadful for you. You were brave to stay with him and hold his hand... I'll bet his family were very grateful he had someone to comfort him in his last moments.

BumpAndGrind Tue 10-Sep-13 01:08:28

Holly this is the exact reason I got so annoyed with him in the first place. I don't normally start facebook arguments but this one really got to me.

HollyShort Tue 10-Sep-13 01:15:55

It was awful, I had that thought when he shot past that driving like that could kill someone, never prepares you for when it does.

Everyone should remember that they're not supreme. The rules of the road exist for a reason, you're not an extra special talented driver having not been in an accident yet. Lots of lives were wrecked that day and it happens every day.

thebody Tue 10-Sep-13 01:29:28

Holly, absolutely. op please tell the police. they will be interested.

hope the bastard is named and shamed.

LeoandBoosmum Tue 10-Sep-13 01:30:20

sad
I had a taxi driver behind me the other week... He wanted to pass me and was about 3 feet from my bumper, putting his lights on full beam and flashing me! I wanted to stop the car and chin the bastard! I actually had to drive past a memorial spot (flowers at the side of the road where a girl was killed last year by a speeding car) with this loon pursuing me. I got the finger when he turned off and I glared at him and gave him a mouthful. I think there should be more plain police cars.
Holly, you were very brave to stay with that guy. Do you know what happened to the arsehole that caused his death? The law's not tough enough!

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