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Tech & Science 703 km / h - lightning-fast Ford Focus - Italian speed camera in rocket mode

15:36  10 july  2020
15:36  10 july  2020 Source:   auto-motor-und-sport.de

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A faulty speed camera in Italy has dished out a fine for a driver allegedly clocking the fastest speed from a commercial vehicle. Clearly the speed camera suffered a little glitch as the base level Ford Focus can only reach speeds of 210 km / h (which is still pretty quick for the little nugget).

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863.60 euros an Italian should pay because she was flashed in her actually rather lame Ford focus with 703 km / h in a 70s zone. Sounds crazy and it is! How that could have happened.

  703 km/h - blitzschneller Ford Focus - Italienischer Blitzer im Raketenmodus © auto-motor-und-sport.de

To be able to drive at a speed 70 zone at over 700 km / h, you not only need extremely good nerves, but above all a rocket engine. According to a fine from the Italian province of Ancona, this can also be done with a simple Ford Focus. The owner was not astonished when the small number of knobs was delivered to her: measured 703 km / h (5% measurement tolerance already deducted!) In an area in which a maximum of 70 km / h is permitted. Makes 633 km / h too much.

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120 mph (192 km / h ) Crash Test performed by Fifth Gear Team. All copyright goes to Fifth Gear. HD 1080p.

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As a police authority, you could be taken aback. However, the Italian race management did not and sent out the fine. The lady should pay 863.60 euros (incl. Handling fee and postage) from the rocket focus and will also get 10 penalty points deducted from the traffic points account, on which a maximum of 30 credit points can be found in Italy since 2003.

Are outdated measuring devices the problem?

Because it is actually physically not plausible what the local police department measured there, the speeding hopes for a cancellation of the punishment. Giovanni Strologo, a former city councilor from the region, recommends a completely different approach on his Facebook page: Instead of requesting a cancellation, the lady should rather pay the penalty and sue for compensation because the local police authority violated her duty of care. The reason for his attitude: He has been fighting against the obsolete AUTOVELOX measuring devices for years, which are always wrong in the measurements.

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