Rider Gets Ticket as Speed Camera Catches Him Crashing

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Though he was most certainly breaking the law, we have to feel some sympathy for Swiss motorcyclist Boris Maier. The 38-year-old from Bern was recently caught speeding 107 km/h (66mph) in an 80 km/h (50 mph) zone, and accordingly received a ticket for his traffic violation. Where things get real bad for Maier though is the fact that he wasn’t even on his motorcycle at the time the picture was taken, as the Swiss rider had crashed, and was caught barreling down the highway by the camera.

In analyzing the crash, Swiss police believe Maier saw the speed camera approaching, and locked up the brakes on his motorcycle while attempting to lower his speed before he went through trap. Losing control of his bike, Maier almost lost his license in the process. Had Maier been traveling just 3 km/h faster through the speed sensors, his license would have automatically been suspended. Surely going over the 110 km/h initially, there must be at least a small consolation from that news, though we imagine Majer’s pride must sting a bit still.

Source: Police Neuchâteloise via Carole Nash