You Call That Speeding? More Like Time Traveling
Everyone speeds some. This Illinois gentleman, though, is in a class by himself. Let's hope so, anyway. From the pages of The Beacon News:
At 182 mph, Rodney Jones was covering almost the length of a football field every second on his Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle.That is not a typo. 182! This probably won't surprise you:
.... Jones, 39, has what officers believe is the fastest speeding ticket ever recorded in the Chicago area — and likely the state.Hell, probably the world.
“When I looked at the radar and saw 182, I couldn’t believe it,” said Heinzl, who clocked Jones going more than three miles a minute in what he characterized as “moderate” traffic, before Jones surprised him by stopping.
“I asked him why he didn’t run and he said, ‘I wasn’t in the mood to run. If I’d wanted to run, I’d have run.’”It's unlikely he displayed the same demeanor before the court, because he surely could have done a lot worse.
Jones was fined $375 and ordered to buy high-risk insurance, according to court records and the Illinois Secretary of State.Click here for the full story, including a photo of Mr. Jones.