• Nov 24th 2010 at 7:01PM
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Two speed-loving Canadians have had the keys to their hoon machines taken away. A 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia and a 2008 BMW M6 were caught speeding up Mount Seymour in British Columbia, hitting speeds of up to 200 km/h (about 126 miles per hour) in a 60 km/h zone, as well as narrowly missing a mother who was walking with her two children. As you'd expect, the cars were impounded, but the provincial government is taking things a step further. Both vehicles are going to be sold. In fact, the Ferrari has already moved on to a new home and the M6 is set to hit the auction block in the very near future.

The Ferrari is owned in part by a relative of the person driving at the time. That relative will receive 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale, while the other owner receives 30 percent. The government is going to hold on to the rest. The owner of the M6 also receives 30 percent but the government keeps the other 70. The reason for the payouts? To clear notes on each car with the owners respective banks.

[Source: CNews]

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      • 4 Years Ago

      With all the injustices, and evils going on in the world today what we REALLY need to do is get tough on speeders and people that 'almost' commit even more heinous crimes.

      What about capital punishment ? You know "THE DEATH SENTENCE."

      Taking away cars from the excessively rich & arrogant won't do much - IMO. Send a real message to speeders via public hangings (which were still carried out here in Canada up until the 1960's) !
      • 4 Years Ago
      They took their cars because they were jealous. Haters gonna hate.
        • 4 Years Ago
        There seems to be a lot of jealousy for the rich on this discussion. I don't like rich, spoiled brats either, but fair is fair, imho.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Might act as a deterrent to other would be speeders.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's alright on empty road thru nowhere (I believe there are many of them in Canada), but it's not OK in town full of kids.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. Im glad I live here in the USA. Last year I had an unmarked Pennsylvania state cop toying with me on rt219. He throttled up then down then up, then pulled in front of me like his lincoln was a little faster than my BMW 750il . i got in the fast lane and pulled beside him and he gave me the signal. We accelerated to speeds of over 125mph and the unmarked lincoln was losing ground by the foot. my lincoln friend got smoked. a couple miles up the road (after i slowed down because of the exits) my unmarked friend introduced me to his colorful blue and red strobe lights. needless to say i ended up paying a hefty fine and my insurance nearly doubled. the repeat lessons at driving school were fun as well. I was able to keep my BMW though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The best suitable car for these guys.

      • 4 Years Ago
      This is quite simple actually - just fine the drivers of these cars the value that the government expects to receive from the sale of the vehicles. What they did is not only wrong, but very irresponsible. Regardless of what the cops are accusing them off, there is a reason the speed limit of that road is 60 kmh and going 3x times that limit is dangerous.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You can't own guns if you fire them off in a shopping mall, you can't own fast cars if you nearly hit children on a busy, narrow road. This should be a no brainer.

        All you people who think this is somehow too harsh, this is the reason the rest of the world hates Americans. Somehow finances are more important than people's lives in your bizarre bubble.
        • 4 Years Ago

        "All you people who think this is somehow too harsh, this is the reason the rest of the world hates Americans. Somehow finances are more important than people's lives in your bizarre bubble."

        Stick to commenting on things you know about, so you don't come across as a nosy, jealous European troll!!

        Fine them, ticket them, lock them up, and impound their cars, but do not take them away. That is how most of us feel and could care less what you all across the pond think. You are not that important as far as we are concerned.

        Also, comparing these speeders to someone open firing on a crowd falls flat, unless these idiots were intending to kill someone with their vehicles.
        • 4 Years Ago

        "Maybe he just wanted to write something on the hospital wall in bullets."

        Yeah, tell that one to the police and see if they believe you when you open fire on a hospital!!

        Your views of my country are quite misconstrued to say the least. We do not value things more than human life, and safety.

        We all agree punks like this should be punished, we just do not agree with how it was handled.

        Rate me down all you want, facts are facts.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Old Raven

        I know calling you names is hypocritical on my part, but I am sick of these things turning into some America-Bash Party!!

        And before you go calling me an arrogant prick, how can you ignore all the posts that make broad assumptions about Americans having no empathy, or all we care about is money, etc?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @LUST-STANG S-197 "Stick to commenting on things you know about, so you don't come across as a nosy, jealous European troll!! "

        Did you miss the 15+ comments saying "God Bless America?" Or the image of the Mountie saying 'aboot'? But no, that's not trolling. Maybe you folk should stick to... educating yourself a bit about your closest neighbor/ally, because you're not coming across as a nosy, jealous, American Troll, you're coming across as an ignorant, self-absorbed, arrogant prick, known to the rest of the world as 'the typical American'.

        One last thing, Canada is in America. So is Chile.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The article does not mention anything about a TRIAL by JURY or anything about what the listed penalty is in their Drivers Manual or DMV laws for Speeding in BC Canada.
      If loss of vehicle is written into the law only then it is legal. If it is not written into the driving laws___then the judge has abused his power as a judge.
      One thing is sure____This encourages drivers who are excessively exceeding the speeding limit to make a run for it___There is no sense in stopping if you are going to lose your $200,000 car anyway. IF I were in that situation and knew I was going to lose my very expensive ride__I would crash it into a tree rather then let them take it and sell it for the MONEY that they really want. Or just stop by a cliff and let it roll off. I have to wonder if these guys will pay them back by getting pissed off and setting forest fires all over Canada.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Little bit crazy. 15-day ban but a lifetime ban on ever possessing their own cars again? That doesn't match up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Were the children deaf? What about the mother?
      Because I'd think you would hear an M6 & F430.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Police is at the forefront of criminal activity and they have a reputation for being involved with drug lords and such but you see it is a game they play with people they create the conflict and they plan that very precisely because from conflict you profit. it is just like how the society and the governments all around the world works, just like 911, just like the Iraq war as well as the world 1 and 2 which were funded by the Rockefeller family. The society today is being controlled today but most of the people just can't see it, its like people are being hypnotized with MTV, TV,radio, media. In the news they say that today we had this many violent crimes and this many homicides as if thats the way its suppose to be they manipulate your thoughts with garbage such as what celebrities do and make you a slave for money, i think that it is time for the human to rise against this nonsense and say I AM A HUMAN BEING GODDAMMIT MY LIFE HAS VALUE.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If the cars weren't going to be auctioned off, I might believe it was punishment. But, nope, it's clearly for the money AS USUAL. Far fetch, but I hope Ferrari and BMW win both auctions and donate a cars back to both. Flame on haters. My $.02 is spent, and I have turkey to eat.
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