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Thread: Montreal motorist busted going 240 km/h, fined $2,598, given 42 demerit points

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    Montreal motorist busted going 240 km/h, fined $2,598, given 42 demerit points

    A lead-footed Quebec motorist...

    A lead-footed Quebec motorist was caught driving so fast – police say they clocked him at 240 kilometres an hour – that he lost nearly enough demerit points to have his licence confiscated three times over.

    Police won't confirm reports that the man was a valet at a downtown Montreal hotel, and that he was taking out a guest's BMW for a joyride.

    He has had his licence suspended. He has also been assessed a fine of $2,598, and been docked 42 demerit points. It only takes 15 demerits to lose your licence in Quebec.

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    There are civilised places in this world (e.g. Germany) in which it is perfectly legal to drive on some highways at least as fast at the motorist in question.

    Given our roads, it is certainly very dangerous to travel at that speed here. I wonder if disrespect for the law is created by ridiculously low speed limits. (70km/hr on the Bonaventure HIGHWAY, 30 km/hr. on business streets such as Westminister).

    This is getting even further off topic, but do police give tickets to bicyclists who exceed 30km/hr on streets with low speed limits such as Westminister? Also, I see police ignore people making sudden line changes without signalling, which, in my opinion, is far more dangerous than speeding.

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    Would you prefer to hit a typical Bonaventure pothole while flying over 70 km/h? Just saying...
    BTW I thought luxury cars had valet keys just so this type of thing couldn't happen.
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    I've seen signs in Ontario that say "150km over speedlimit- $10,000 fine and roadside forfiture of driver license and vehicle" or something to that effect, so this guy got off easy. Where is the road that is in good enought condition to go that fast? That is equal to 150 mph in the U.S. which is about the same speed that an airliner rotates prior to lift off, or touches down. This guy put a lot of people in danger.
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    Some of the potholes in the Montreal roads makes 70 kmh for a car's suspension too much to handle. If you like going so fast then why not just join the Grand Prix team ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by st-cum View Post
    Would you prefer to hit a typical Bonaventure pothole while flying over 70 km/h? Just saying...
    BTW I thought luxury cars had valet keys just so this type of thing couldn't happen.
    So the reason for low speed limits is to enable neglect of road maintenance? Why have paved rows at all? We should switch back to cowpaths with farm animals pulling carts. Oxen don't speed.

    As for valet keys, they prevent access to the trunk and perhaps the glove compartment. Obviously, valets have to be able to drive.

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    I honestly thought the valet key had a governed speed limit

    As for the sarcasm about oxcarts- obviously the speed limit exists for road safety above all. I often thought that the autoroute speed limit was 100 km/h because the ministry of transport was too cheap to change all the signage to, say, 110 or 120. Example, how many of us got a ticket for doing between 101-110 km/h on the autoroute where the limit is 100. Likely none. For Christs sake even New Brunswick has a 110 km/h limit. My honest theory is that Quebeckers add 10 or 20 km/h to the posted limit and the cops go for whoever is speeding above the average.
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    Quote Originally Posted by st-cum View Post
    ... how many of us got a ticket for doing between 101-110 km/h on the autoroute where the limit is 100. ... even New Brunswick has a 110 km/h limit.....
    I've been told by friends that the police will give you 10kph before you get a ticket. In Alberta between Calgary and Edmonton the speed limit is 120. B.C. has 110 between Abbotsford and Hope, but most two lane roads in the interior are 90.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10-4Roger View Post
    He must have took the wrong exit ...
    Good one, Roger. I have seen that sign.
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    First of all never leave your car with a valet,this is something that is not out of the ordinary for these young punks,btw how many of you are guilty of speeding at one point in your lives,I know I,m guilty but I did it with my own car!That was in my younger days

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    I know guys that work valet and I would never let a valet guy park my car, and I don't even drive a nice car. The stories that they've told me makes me afraid....very afraid.
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    What he got was a slap on the wrist.

    He should never be allowed to drive again.

    Triple the speed limit is insane.

    I agree I would never give my keys to a valet either, I would rather park somewhere else if it were mandatory.
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    Imagine the insurance implications for this guy, after loosing all his points at a young age.

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    I am surprised that there are no car theft charges, the guy took a car that did not belong to him.

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    Oh well at least he beat my record
    no 1- doing 140 kmh on decarie
    no 2 - crossing a solid line
    no 3- blowing a red light
    no 4- seatbelt
    no 5- not putting my flasher
    no 6- dangerous driving
    total amount 3200$
    31 points
    Two years later still fighting them in court after judge suspends case becasuse it was 1 o'clock and he didnt want to finish late.

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