• Oct 16, 2011
If you're a follower of the right-foot-down school of highway consumption, you've probably seen what happens when drivers spot speed traps. They slam on their brakes, traffic bows up and inattentive drivers go careening toward the rear of your vehicle. That principle applies globally.

Motorcyclist Boris Maier was riding near Bern, Switzerland when he was ticketed by a speed camera for traveling 107 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. Unfortunately for him, he was also off his bike at the time.

According to police, Maier was cruising at a significant rate of speed when he saw the camera and crammed the rear brake. The bike began to slide and both rider and machine were jittering off the pavement before Maier could say, "gravity."

It's an unfortunate situation all the way around, though the story isn't completely dark and dreary. Had Maier been traveling just 3 km/h faster, he would have been subject to an immediate revocation of his license, which means that he went above and beyond the call of duty to bring his speed down in time. We say cheers to Maier. Here's to riding another day.


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      harleydan1988
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least he had leathers on unlike alot of yuppie riders with shorts and sandals.
      no7mk1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wonder if he got two tickets..one for him and one for the bike....
      diskreet
      • 3 Years Ago
      Technically he's not on his motorcycle, so he's not speeding on a motorcycle. He should be able to get out of it.
      beefchow
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hahaha, I love how the Swiss cow is staring in the background.
      jemteku
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good grief, to slide along the ground at that speed must hurt. But, it must also be one hell of a rush to go that fast on a nice motorcycle. Hope the driver was not hurt too bad and rides again soon.
        Destroyer1376
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jemteku
        When you are fully dressed in leathers,and it looks like he was,unless you hit an immovable object,he is unhurt.He probably got back on his bike,if it was still in working condition.
          Hi Joe
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Destroyer1376
          That's not quite true. Leather may help the road rash but it isn't a suit of armor. Ask Evil Knieval. He never hit anything but still has broken almost every bone in his body. And, as far as myself......Full leathers, full helmet, and the only thing I hit was the pavement. One broken arm, one broken finger, broken tail bone and the right side of my face paralyzed.....and the bike was totaled. Granted I was going a smidgen faster than 107 k/m.......more like 210 km (125 mph.) when I got a high speed wobble.The leather saved my hide while I was sliding, but once I started to tumble body parts started breaking.
        brucrnwck
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jemteku
        He was only going 67 MPH!! What a rush??
      hmadden
      • 3 Years Ago
      If he can get a ticket for speeding when not on or in a vehicle, does that mean the Flash is headed for jail?
      Onebreak
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did you people not read the article?
      The Other Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good thing a riding suit does not also have a license number or he would have received two tickets.
        Geekengineer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @The Other Bob
        Plus there would have been a tailgating charge, and maybe even a "insufficient ground clearance" ding. He's just lucky to have escaped serious injury. And I, too, wonder if the cow enjoyed the show.
      nattomethane
      • 3 Years Ago
      Triumph of man over machine, photo-finish clears any doubt.
      Andre'
      • 3 Years Ago
      He should cover his plate when he plans to go that fast. Tisk, tisk... now he still has his license but no bike...
      Kensdelrey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing how many "Know it alls are commenting here"......and most of them apparently either did not read the story, or did not comprehend what they had read. simply amazing !
      grassyno
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think tomuryga is right. It's all a tax scam. The speed cameras and light cameras are about making easy money, not helping motorists. The accident rates at both places prove it.
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