• Feb 17, 2007

Have you ever typed "turbo hayabusa" into YouTube? If so, then you have undoubtedly seen some of the most insane speed in the world. We are not against motorcycles or riding them fast, but we are against doing it illegally on public streets.

This is exactly what Jeremy Parrott from Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset U.K. did. Not only that, he taped himself doing it on his Yamaha R1 and uploaded the video to YouTube. He also neglected to mask his identity, as he started filming as he left his own home. The video in question showed Jeremy doing 100mph on public roads while passing other drivers, including in front of a school. It even showed him doing a few high-speed wheelies.

Jeremy was caught by a person he passed while filming -- a person who also watches videos online and recognized the action! The driver in question posted this message on YouTube, "Unfortunately I am one of the cars he passed that day doing a phenomenal speed and pulling a wheelie. I didn't see him until he was by my side, he was very close as well and the slightest drift to the right on my part and it could have been a bit rough." The video was forwarded to the police and is now on file as evidence.

What's the moral of the story? If you're going to post footage of yourself breaking the law, make sure your home address is not included. No, that's not it. How about this: Don't ride 100 mph on the street in the first place. Take it to a trackday -- it's legal.

[Source: The Mirror]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Autoblog:
      - Breathless accounts of the Gumball Rally, where speeding is a given
      - Get preachy when speeding is done on motorcycle

      STFU!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I also agree, it's irresponsible to speed on public roadways. True enthusiasts take their fast cars to the track on a trailer. People with insecurities speed on public roads.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes, we are all enthusiasts here. And enthusiasts shouldn't have a problem with taking their 180 mph motorcycle to a track to explore its potential.

      Also, no, 100 mph is not that fast, if you are on a road that is made for it - like a highway. This was done on public roads, and in front of a school. There was obviously other traffic on the road at the time as well, as evidenced by the driver of the Jeep that turned him in.

      Is it impossible to be an enthusiast and still manage to not only protect yourself, but also other motorists and school-children? I think not.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anyone dumb enough to film his address and show off who he is deserves to be busted
      • 7 Years Ago
      Shutup autoblog. Every reader of this website speeds on public roads at some point. Don't get all preachy and high and mighty on us. We're automotive enthusiasts. This means occasionally we will disregarded the speed limit. And you know what? Somehow, someway, we manage to survive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Take it to a trackday -- it's legal"

      Indeed. Which brings me to a good point.. the idea of a "track day" seems not as widespread in the US as it is in the UK, at least when I google it I find hardly anything.

      Any pages that have listings of tracks, track days, cost/rules and such for the US, particularly in my case the dallas texas area? I'd love to push my Z a little bit closer to the limit in a SAFE way.
      • 7 Years Ago
      lol seriously thats like all the myspace kids video taping there crimes and drugs and expecting to get away with it:o
      http://www.delayednews.com
      http://locaswt.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      #4 So if somehow, someway we manage to speed and survive (those of us who read this website) it must be your contention that no one who has read this website has died speeding. And you KNOW that how exactly? Or are your opinions the same as what the rest of us call provable facts?

      The guy who turned him in made a great observation. He talked about what would have happened to the bike rider if he himself had moved. One of the mistakes the biker made by speeding on congested roads is that he put his safety and his life into someone else's hands. He counted on no one else making a mistake and giving him an unavoidable object to hit. He counted on no one hitting him.

      How smart is it really to literally bet your life on the idea that everyone around you is competent enough to react properly to what you're doing?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Surely you've driven the 405 or the 15 west of Las Vegas, or know someone who has. 100MPH? That will get you pushed to the right lane, if not just run over. I've seen lines of automobiles on the 15 doing 130+. The moral here? 100MPH isn't as fast as you seem to think it is.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So, who can find the video? I cant find it on YouTube...
      • 7 Years Ago
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      autoblog, why do you always mess up my posts?
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