Learner driver gets caught allegedly speeding at a casual 253km/h
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A learner driver has allegedly been clocked by police in Australia at a whopping 253 kilometres per hour.
Oh, and the speed limit was 110km/hour, making him a massive 143km/h over the speed limit.
To make matters worse for the South Australian L-plater, the person in the passenger seat did not carry a full licence either, meaning the man behind the wheel was also driving unsupervised.
Police pipped the driver's alleged eye-watering pace on Monday, January 30, at 6.30pm on the North South Motorway north of Adelaide.
As a result, the 20-year-old driver was charged with a string of driving offences.
He'll front a court over his incredible alleged pace that was so fast it would make Speedy Gonzales go pale.
The 20-year-old male lost his licence on the spot for 12 months and the ute he was driving was impounded by police for 28 days.
It seems he isn't the only one with a need for speed, though.
If you can believe it, a millionaire in Germany narrowly dodged jail time for nearly doubling the South Australian man's speed in April last year.
Radim Passer, 58, clocked a staggering 416 km per hour on the European nation's A2.
It's also known as the Autobahn and is famous for having no speed limit at all.
There is one catch though: motorists have to drive in a safe manner.
Passer, a Czech investment chief, appeared at one point to be travelling at the breakneck speed on a straight stretch of the A2 between Berlin and Hanover.
Video of the shocking footage triggered calls to impose speed limits on Germany's Autobahn as well as an investigation into the incident.
By law, prosecutors had to prove the driver was moving 'at an inappropriate speed and grossly contrary to traffic and recklessly in order to reach the highest possible speed'.
The top speed of Passer's Bugatti Chiron is set at 420 km/h because the vehicle's tyres could burst if it moved any faster.
Following the investigation, the public prosecutor's office in Stendal closed the investigation citing insufficient evidence to bring charges.
The public prosecutor's office said the motorway was nearly empty and noted there was good visibility and weather conditions at the time of the stunt, as well as pointing out the Bugatti Chiron is designed for driving at such high speeds.
As a result, the public prosecutor ruled that no one was endangered during the 4.50am stunt. With insufficient suspicion of a crime, Passer was not charged.
Yikes. Nobody tell the South Australian learner driver about the Autobahn, then.