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Speeding biker in YouTube video jailed 飆車畫面貼上網 騎士判入獄

Brody Wilson from the US performs on his motorbike during the “Night Of The Jumps” freestyle MX World Championship in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sept. 27 2008.九月二十七日,美國車手布洛帝.威爾森在塞爾維亞貝爾格勒的世界自由式越野摩托車錦標賽「跳躍之夜」中表演。照片:歐新社

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A motorcyclist who posted a video on the Internet of himself riding at speeds up to 208kph and doing dangerous stunts in Britain was jailed for 12 weeks.

A clip posted on video-sharing website YouTube showed 28-year-old Sandor Ferenci performing a variety of motorcycle tricks, including wheelies and skids, on his Yamaha R6 bike as well as racing on the wrong side of the road near Oxford, central England, in June.

Prosecutors said a motorist who observed Ferenci’s stunts took down his registration number and passed it to police, who traced him to his home.

When officers, at the time unaware of the Internet clip, arrived to question him, Ferenci immediately asked: “Is this about the YouTube video?”

Police then viewed the footage, filmed by a friend from various angles, which showed Ferenci performing skids, wheelies, wheelspins, causing the tyres to smoke and driving at excessive speeds.

Though prosecutors were not able to specify the maximum speed he had driven at, they estimated he may have reached speeds of up to 208kph.

Judge Terence Maher told the court that he intended to make an example of Ferenci. The judge said that Ferenci, who works as a caregiver for an elderly woman, posed a risk to both himself and other road users, adding that the 12-week sentence was intended to send a message that “if you drive in this way and are caught, serious consequences will follow.”

In addition to the jail sentence, Ferenci, who pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving, was also barred from driving for two years and told he would have to take an extended driving test before he is allowed on the road again. (AFP)

英國一位摩托車騎士把自己以時速兩百零八公里飆車,並做出危險特技動作的影片貼上網後,被判處拘役十二週。

OUT LOUD 對話練習

Quentin: I saw that video you posted on YouTube.

Ian: Thanks. Did you enjoy it?

Quentin: Well, I thought it was funny but why do you always have to make an exhibition of yourself?

Ian: I don’t! Name one other time when I’ve done that?

Quentin: Well how about the time you ran naked down the street?

Ian: Oh yeah, I’d forgotten about that.

昆汀:我看了你放上YouTube的那個影片。

易安:謝啦,你喜歡嗎?

昆汀:唔,我覺得很有趣,但你為什麼老要做些丟人現眼的事?

易安:我沒有啊!不然你舉個例子來聽聽?

昆汀:這個嘛,你在街上裸奔那次怎麼說?

易安:喔,是喔,我忘了那件事了。

make an exhibition of yourself 丟人現眼

If a person makes an exhibition of themselves, they are acting in a foolish and outlandish way to deliberately attract attention.

如果某人「make an exhibition of themselves」,就表示他們做出愚蠢又古怪的行為,故意想引人注目。


張貼在YouTube影音分享網站上的一段影片中,二十八歲的山鐸爾.費蘭西六月間在英格蘭中部牛津附近,騎著山葉R6摩托車表演了「翹孤輪」和甩尾等各種摩托車特技,還一路逆向飆車。

檢察官表示,一位目擊此景的摩托車騎士記下他的車牌,並通報警方,警方尋線找到他家。

警察上門訊問時,還不知道影片放上網的事,費蘭西立刻就問:「你們是為了YouTube上的影片來的嗎?」

之後,警方檢閱了這段由他一位朋友從各種不同角度拍攝的影片,影片中費蘭西表演了滑行甩尾、後輪行駛、讓輪胎冒煙的驅動輪空轉等動作,還疾速狂飆。

儘管檢察官無法具體確認他行駛的最高時速,他們預估他的時速可能高達每小時兩百零八公里。

法官泰倫斯.馬赫在庭上表示,他希望嚴懲費蘭西來殺雞儆猴。法官說,擔任老婦人看護的費蘭西,此舉不僅讓自己處於危險之中,也危害到其他用路人的安全;他還說,判處十二週拘役是想傳達「若這樣胡亂駕駛被抓到,就會自食惡果」的訊息。

除了被判入獄服刑外,承認兩項危險駕駛罪名的費蘭西,也被吊銷駕照兩年,未來若想重新上路,則得額外通過一項駕駛測驗。(法新社�翻譯:袁星塵)

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