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Kenyan driver nabbed at 195km/h in a 60km/h zone in Australia

Posted by Administrator on October 14, 2011

A DRIVER has been caught travelling at 195km/h in a 60km/h zone through Box Hill.

The 20-year-old, who is living in Forest Hill on a student visa and driving on his Kenyan preliminary licence in Australia, was snapped by a speed camera at the intersection of Canterbury Rd and Station St about 4am on September 24.

He had three teenagers aged 16 and 17 in his mother’s early 1990s model Nissan at the time, highway patrol Acting Sgt Shannon Elston said.

Police seized the man’s passport yesterday and charged him with five offences including conduct endangering life and speeding dangerously.

He was bailed to appear before Ringwood Magistrates’ Court in February.

Acting Sgt Elston said the charges could result in a jail term of up to 10 years.

“It’s one of the highest speeds I have ever come across, particularly in a built-up zone,” Acting Sgt Elston, a police officer for 11 years, said.

The charges come after the Leader revealed a loophole allowing international visitors to drive on Victorian roads on their home country’s licence without accruing demerit points.

The RACV has called for temporary residents to be required to sit Victorian licence tests after a period of time, but neither the Labor nor Liberal parties would comment directly on the issue.

Source: http://waverley-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/driver-nabbed-at-195km-h-in-box-hill/


4 Responses to “Kenyan driver nabbed at 195km/h in a 60km/h zone in Australia”

  1. paps said

    thick thick thick, he thinks he can violet the rules. l have no mercy with this kind of people, let it be a lesson to others.

  2. Herb said

    Beyond help….

  3. mwangi said

    Another child-boy who has refused to grow up to be a man! At 20 surely! the risk factors are too many and now he has to face the consequences! “Asie funzwa na mamaye…………..!!” Go back home and drive a matatu! Lakini here in Aussie land you will pay bana!

  4. Kangemi said

    Go to any social gathering in Kenya and you will see many acting all proper. Put the same people behind a wheel and they become maniacs on the road. During my recent trip to Kenya, it took special skills to cross any busy road. Most notably, try to cross Waiyaki way at Safaricom or Langata Road at Carnivore…no one will slow for you unless there is a traffic jam. A diaspora friend gave me a ride along Waiyaki Way away from town and an irate driver behind us was honking and hooting for us to get out of the way because we were apparently going too slow. Barely a kilometer away, we stopped at the Engen gas station near Kianda only to find the same irate driver purchasing a paper at the the same gas station with no sense of urgency. When we challenged his lack of road manners, he had no recollection of his behavior but was surprised that anyone actually called him on it…….

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