Are you a car enthusiast who is tempted from time to time to “open her up and see what she can do” on the highway? Here’s some good advice for Cannonball Run wannabes and an example of one of the dumbest things you can do while doing it.
Son, You’re Gonna Drive Me to Drinking If You Don’t Stop Driving That Hot Rod Lincoln
Just in case you don’t recognize the subheading, here’s a little Rock-a-Billy for you on YouTube to set the mood. And then we’ll move onto the article
It’s a Misdemeanor…at Best
Deciding to push your car as fast as it can go can get you more than just a speeding ticket according to a recent Lehto’s Law YouTube channel episode. The story goes that the owner of a 1970 Chevy Nova achieved a speed slightly over 130 miles per hour and decided to record his traffic violation and post it on social media.
Local authorities got wind of the video and did a little detective work and found out who the driver was and arrested him for reckless driving, which it turns out is a misdemeanor that carries heavier penalties than just being a simple speeding ticket matter.
Follow along with Steve Lehto as he points out the potential ramifications for Cannonball Run wannabes who not only break speed laws but resort to some creative moves on the road to avoid being caught that can make that arrest much worse.
Driver Arrested After Posting 130 MPH Run on Social Media
For an additional semi-related article, here’s one titled “Avoid Fines and Jail with This Speed Trap Evasion Radar Need to Know Info.”
Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.
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