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Richard C
09-08-2006, 05:18 AM
Yes it's Friday so it's time for another non-newsworthy piece of news from the BBC:

A Swiss man caught speeding on a Canadian highway has blamed his actions on the absence of goats on the roads.
The man was caught driving at 161 km/h (100mph) in a 100 km/h (60mph) zone.

A traffic officer's notes said the Swiss driver had said he was taking advantage "of the ability to go faster without risking hitting a goat".

Canadian police spokesman Joel Doiron said he had never found a goat on the highways of eastern Ontario in his 20 years of service.

"Nobody's ever used the lack of goats here as an excuse for speeding," Mr Doiron told the AFP news agency.

"I've never been to Switzerland, but I guess there must be a lot of goats there," he said.

The driver was ordered to pay a fine of C$360 ($330; £175) for speeding.

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Christoffer S
09-08-2006, 05:46 AM
Wtf? I always drive that fast on open roads?

Wimpy fucking north americans, stop driving like little old ladies! Maybe its your shitty cars that make you drive so slow? HUH?