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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)

八月二十四日,英國一名男子承認以高達兩百七十七公里時速駕駛跑車的罪行,創下英國開車超速被抓的最高紀錄。

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。

這名三十三歲的男子當時以時速一百六十四公里在路上奔馳,超過英國國家高速公路速限。他坦承危險駕駛的指控。

布拉迪目前還不知道最後的判決,但是法官警告他有可能會面臨監禁。

在布拉迪之前,警方抓到的最高開車超速紀錄為時速兩百五十一公里,重型機車駕駛最高超速為時速兩百八十二公里。該重型機車騎士在錄下自己飆車行為後,遭到警方逮捕。兩位駕駛都因此入獄。

(法新社/翻譯:楊鴻泰)

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.

(農夫承認將垃圾傾倒在河裡的罪行。)

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

超速 (chao1 su4)

例: My older sister was caught speeding.

(我姐姐因超速被抓。)

3. speed limit n.

速限 (su4 xian4)

例: What is the speed limit on this road?

(這條路的速限是多少?)

4. sentence n.

判決 (pan4 jue2)

例: The student received a one-year sentence.

(那名學生被判一年的徒刑。)


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