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    Default 140mph Escort Teenage driver UTube idiot!

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/oddlyE...ddlyEnoughNews

    Take it this was an RS Turbo with somet else added,if not i'm mystified,as much by his idiotic internet posting,as by the fact a ford escort was in a preserved enough state to travell at 140mph without breaking to bits,and such a good retro machine is owned(now not driven)by a teenager...

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    Not nessecarily mate, i had an XR3i that would show 135mph on the clock, in reality doing 115mph(Private Runway of course!), Fords in those days were re-knowned for the innacuracy of their speedo's!

    Whatever he was driving, he is still a Tos*er of the highest order!!

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    It's a funny thing age isn't it? while when I read the thread title I also thought what a knob end, I have to confess to being one myself at that age, I used to work in garages valeting and delivering cars, so I had a pretty good arsenal at my disposal, best ones were VAG cars, I had Audi 80 Sports, Quattro's, Sirrocco's, Golf GTi's to test, I killed a Renault Fuego one morning and almost myself, though that was caused by the cars bad weight ratio design tbh add in my own collection of 3.0 Capri's and it all reads like a horror movie, if anything was to blame for influencing me it was Yank TV shows like Dukes of Hazzard,Starsky & Hutch and Mad Max, one thing I never knew at the time was how the car went off shot in a crumpled wreck, but after I'd snapped a few propshafts,gearboxes and axle pinions I started to learn being a **** wasn't cheap.

    Now I guess my point is young men will drive like lunatics if the hardware is available, throw in some peer pressure to be the coolest fastest risk taking suicide merchant and it's not hard to see how and why it still happens, I can't think of a workable solution to it, you can jack the insurance up to a ridiculous amount or refuse to insure at all, but they will still go buy the car and drive it anyway, it's all gonna end up with us all being fitted with transponders allowing us things we are allowed and denying us them that we aren't allowed at the time, who fancies becoming a watered down robocop with implanted modules under their skin?

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    Might be daft but I know I did worse as a young'un. When you are a teenager you don't think about consequence...

    Out of curiosity, what do people class as TOO fast? Lets face it, 100mph isn't too far from the norm on most motorways

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    Easy access to media on the internet has increased the problem for todays young 'uns in my opinion. When I was young and doing stupid stuff, me and my mates thought we were the only ones doing it - now everyone can look at Youtube and know that they have got to ge really extreme to be cool. You just have to look at the 'Ghost rider' videos on youtube......

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