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Man faces arrest for speeding at 68 mph—on a skateboard

South African skater Decio Lourenco faces the charges after Cape Town city officials say his high-speed skating actually triggered a speed camera. The speed limit in the town Lourenco was skating through is reportedly 37 mph.

“All that was needed was for one of those motorists to panic and swerve into the oncoming traffic and you have a large number of deaths, as we have already had on that road, safety spokesman Jean-Pierre Smith, told the New York Daily News. "If we don't take action against him, every other aspirant skateboarder will try it and one of them will come to a sticky end."

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Not a skateboard, that is a longboard.

...minor correction.


I'm really not concerned

I'm really not concerned about traffic laws in South Africa. That's their business.

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"All that was needed was for one of those motorists to panic and swerve into the oncoming traffic and you have a large number of deaths, as we have already had on that road", safety spokesman Jean-Pierre Smith, told the New York Daily News. "If we don't take action against him, every other aspirant skateboarder will try it and one of them will come to a sticky end."

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

What do expect out of south

What do expect out of south africa? Its not exactly a bastion of freedom. At least I assume its cape town south africa...as opposed to some other cape town.

What's next

5 mph per hour zones and if you sprint on foot you get a speeding ticket? Awesome.

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