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Outlaw racer tears across the US 違規車手打破橫跨美國紀錄

Alexandar Roy with his BMW M5 in New York City, Nov. 11, 2007.本月十一日,亞歷山德,羅伊在紐約市與他的寶馬M5合影留念。Photo: NYT
照片:紐約時報

An extreme sports fan said earlier this month that he has broken the record for the fastest Cannonball Run across the US. To do so, he defied police and speed traps.

Alexandar Roy, 35, said he drove across 13 states in 31 hours and four minutes. To avoid getting in trouble with the police, he won't give exact dates.

Roy traveled the 4,496km from New York to Santa Monica, California, at an average speed of 145kph. At times he reached top speeds of 257kph. He broke the previous record, set in 1983, by more than an hour.

The American driver of German origin set the record at the wheel of his blue BMW stamped with "Team Polizei." He traveled with a cameraman to document the event.

He equipped his car with police scanners and radar detectors in a bid to avoid speed traps.

He added that normally he's a very careful driver who has only been given one speeding ticket in the past five years.(Staff Writer, with AFP)

一位極限運動迷在本月初表示,他已打破了「砲彈飛車」橫跨美國的最快紀錄。為了完成此舉,他特別避開警方及測速器的偵測。

現年三十五歲的亞利山德.羅伊說,他在三十一小時又四分鐘內橫跨了十三州。為了避免被警察抓到把柄而惹上麻煩,他拒絕透露切確的日期。

羅伊從紐約開到加州聖塔莫尼卡,路程全長四千四百九十六公里,平均時速一百四十五公里,有時車速還高達每小時兩百五十七公里。他以一個多小時之差,打破了一九八三年的紀錄。

這位有德國血統的美籍駕駛打破紀錄時,駕駛的是一輛印有「德國警察隊」字樣的藍色寶馬,同行的還有一位攝影師,負責隨車紀錄。

他還在車上裝了警用無線電及雷達偵測器以躲避測速器。

他特別補充說明,他平常是一個很謹慎的駕駛,過去五年來,他只拿過一張超速罰單。(法新社/翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. cannonball n.

砲彈 (pao4 dan4)

例: Cannonballs are very heavy.

(砲彈非常重。)

2. defy v.t.

使...落空 (shi3 ... luo4 kong1),蔑視 (mie4 shi4)

例: He defied all expectations to win the race.

(他爆出冷門贏得這場比賽。)

3. scanner n.

掃描器 (sao3 miao2 qi4)

例: What kind of scanners are in the hospital?

(醫院用的是哪種掃描器?)

4. radar detector n.

雷達偵測器 (lei2 da2 zhen1 ce4 qi4)

例: Todd's dad has a radar detector in his car.

(陶德他爸車上有一台雷達偵測器。)


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