Monday, January 15, 2007


Taxi driver’s 420mph speed ticket

`A taxi driver has been given a speeding ticket for allegedly driving at 420mph (676km/h) on a city street.

Tom Matthews was photographed while carrying a fare in his 12-year-old diesel Vauxhall Cavalier in Newport.

When a notice of the £60 fine and three penalty points arrived, it said he was clocked at 420mph in a 30mph zone. [..]

Mr Matthews, 38, of Newport, said: “I could not believe it. I was a bit shocked because there was no way I was going that fast.’

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