Using the internet to boast about speeding? Your Insurer will not be impressed!!

Earlier today the Arrive Alive road safety website received an email from a person wishing to report reckless driving in the Western Cape. We would like to quote from this email:

Subject:        250km/h on Cape Town Highway, 180km/h on Constantia Nek.

Message:

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“A South African guy named Alexander Hrabar drove his blue Subaru CA 162 699 on the highway in Cape Town at 250KM/H. He had a friend film it and he posted the video onto Youtube.

The link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y3-Qo_j5WI

The link for the 250km/h drive is: http://www.youtube.com/user/alexanderhrabar#p/a/u/0/e70i7P9F-e4

He then drove past Cecilia forest (Constantia Nek) at what appears in the video to be 180km/h (voice in car says so) in what appears to be light traffic. The speed limit along this road is 60km/h.

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgkn4b99EQY

The above is proof of extreme reckless driving, especially on the road past Cecilia forest. These videos should be downloaded and analyzed to work out the speed.

My suggestion is to download these videos off the internet before doing anything as he may delete them if he knows it has been reported.

This type of driving can get someone killed. Someone should contact the traffic department before an accident happens.”

We would like to confirm that the videos have been downloaded and will be shared with Enforcement at the RTMC as well as the Western Cape Traffic Authorities.

Reckless Driving and your Insurance

It is rather alarming to view the speed at which the driver is driving on this stretch of road  – and more alarming to see that there are several other vehicles sharing the same road. Irrespective of how skilled the driver is, this remains reckless driving!!

There are other innocent road users who deserve protection from reckless driving!!

Car Insurance companies will not be impressed by the display of skill.They will rather focus on the risks when one of their insured vehicles are driven in this manner!

We will share this with the Crime Insurance Bureau for wider distribution amongst the Car Insurance industry.

[ We have added only 2 “screen grabs” from the videos as we expect they may soon be removed]

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13 thoughts on “Using the internet to boast about speeding? Your Insurer will not be impressed!!

  • January 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm
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    Wow, Nice cornering 🙂

    Love the Turbo chatter too !

  • January 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm
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    Amateur at best. The lines of the corners are all wrong. He has a heavy foot, any guy in a decent car can go those speeds. Looks like he is scared to take the corners and just likes to put foot. So nothing impressive here neither the driving nor the car. Breaking the law and then posting it on the net makes me think SA’s dumbest criminal wannabes. Would be no joke if someone was killed. He has no regard for our laws or police.

  • January 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm
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    Come on guys!

    We all drive a little fast sometimes. Yes speeding is illegal and it is wrong. But I bet with all those modifications his brakes we’re also upgraded.

    How many times on weekends do I see bikes passing me at at least 270kph+ on the n1 and n2.

    At least his car is licensed, roadworthy and he has a license. SAPS and Metro Police should stop hassling the speeders who’s cars are roadworthy and concentrate on the other road users who drive slow (reckless in a whole different way) and inconsiderate. Those fools also do not give away to faster traffic!

    Current cars are able to drive at high speed and stop much quicker then those of ten years ago. There is much bigger risk of slow drivers causing accidents for faster motorists at highway speeds then there are of speeder who drive 200kph + on a road with little to no traffic.

  • January 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm
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    I can do maybe 130 – 140 in my Toyota but it doesnt feel very stable. What could I do to it to make it move like that? Will I need to change my brake pads as well?

    • January 29, 2011 at 6:35 am
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      as long as you do it on a race track!!!

  • January 29, 2011 at 8:39 am
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    I agree, keep it on a race track. Skidding past runners at that speed is psychopathic behaviour.

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