Friday, January 05, 2007

Road Taxi Act 2007

Sky News reports that a cab driver has been accused of speeding in his Vauxhall Cavalier - at 420mph!

Tom Matthews was snapped in his 12-year-old diesel car in a 30mph zone.

He received notice of a £60 fine and three penalty points - and then he saw the recorded speed was 420mph.

"I drive an old Cavalier, not a jumbo jet," Tom, 34, told The Sun. "According to this I've broken the land speed record."

Tom was clocked as he drove a woman home in Newport, Gwent, at 2.20am.

Mid and South Wales Safety Camera Partnership apologised and blamed "an employee processing error".

Tom says he will fight the penalty notice if he has to.

"There has been a printing error. If they insist I was going that fast I should be a Grand Prix driver - I'm wasted in taxis," he said.

When these things happen, why oh why does it always happen to those who you know are going to make an issue of the matter and not just laugh it off?

Now let's all guess what speed he was doing and if that was just a tad over the limit too, but then perhaps he believes there is a Road Taxi Act just for him.

"Wasted".....that could be the kid, or old lady, that walks out in front of him at that speed.

It's an amusing clerical error, but still an error of judgement on his part and certainly nothing to be proud of.... speeding is never clever and I speak as Toy Town's very own celebrated cabbie!


James said...

I'm guessing he was doing 42, which is still too bloody fast for a 30 zone. My sympathy for him is somewhat lacking.

Noddy said...

My guess too.