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Speed racer grounded 急速飆車手遭禁足

Mike Kearney

People admire a Porsche 911 Turbo at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, US, Jan. 13, 2007.
今年一月十三日在美國底特律的北美國際車展上,人群圍觀保時捷911 Trubo跑車。照片:法新社

Photo: AFP

A man pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to driving at 277 kilometers per hour in a sports car. He's the fastest car driver ever caught speeding in Britain.

Timothy Brady was caught in a police speed check near Abingdon, south central England, in January this year. He was driving a NT$6.5 million (US$197,000) Porsche 911 Turbo at the time.

The 33-year-old was traveling at 164kph over the national speed limit for a motorway. He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

Brady doesn't know his sentence yet. But the judge warned Brady that he's likely to face jail time.

The highest speed police caught a car driver at before Brady is 251kph. The highest speed police ever caught a motorcyclist at is 282kph. The motorcyclist was caught after he filmed himself in the act. Both drivers were jailed.

(Staff Writer, with AFP)


蒂莫西:布拉迪今年一月在英國中央南區的阿賓登附近被警察抓到超速,他當時正開著一輛價值新台幣六百五十萬元(約十九萬七千美元)的保時捷911 Turbo跑車。





Today's Words 今日單字

1. plead v.i. /v.t.

承認 (cheng2 ren4)

例: The farmer pleaded guilty to dumping garbage in the river.


2. speed v.i. /v.t.

超速 (chao1 su4)

例: My older sister was caught speeding.


3. speed limit n.

速限 (su4 xian4)

例: What is the speed limit on this road?


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判決 (pan4 jue2)

例: The student received a one-year sentence.


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