- Jul 23, 2010
Video: Crazy Kiwi skateboarders draw ire for passing trucks at high speed on busy road
Longboarding at 56+ mph – Click above to watch video after the jump
There's crazy, and then there's this level of all-out insanity. A group of longboarders in New Zealand have taken to hopping onto the local highway and coasting down a sizable hill while overtaking local traffic. The speed limit? A heady 56 mph. Police first became aware of the daredevils via a video posted on YouTube. Apparently Canadian Andrew Chapman first posted the quick film on Facebook. From there, it didn't take long for the exploits to make their way to the rest of the internet – and the law.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the boarders cover about 1.5 miles of State Highway 1 before pulling off the roadway and coming to a stop. If that's not bat guano enough for you, one of the characters in the video is clearly seen riding barefoot. Interestingly enough, the crew isn't forbidden from using their boards on the road. Since it changes from a motorway to an expressway at the top of the hills, though, law enforcement could technically charge the longboarders with failing to keep left or reckless driving. Hit the jump to see the video.
[Source: The Daily Telegraph]