19 Year Old Clocked Today At 200k


Officers of an Auckland Motorway Patrol Unit were left speechless early this morning when a BMW car passed by their stationary position on the Northern Motorway at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour.

Police say that at 12.40am this morning , the patrol unit was monitoring traffic speeds near Tristram Avenue when the city bound BMW 850 IA suddenly went past.

The vehicle has a V12 engine with a speedo reading of 300 kmph.

The 19 year old male Auckland driver who is on a restricted licence was totally oblivious to the presence of police until he was stopped by the Motorway Patrol Unit at Fanshawe Street, on the city side of the Harbour Bridge.

When questioned about the speed at which he was travelling the male driver acknowledged his actions were “just stupid.”

The young man who has been charged with driving at a dangerous speed faces a maximum penalty of three months imprisonment, a mandatory six months disqualification of his drivers licence, and a fine up to a maximum of $4,500.00.

Waitematä Road Policing Manager Superintendent John Kelly says driving at such speed is blatantly irresponsible.




  1. Chris says:

    Lemme guess, Chinese student.

    all the more reason to restrict engine size to age.

  2. anthony says:

    I agree with chris, if the car lost control and went over the road barrier on the other side of the motorway, god knows what would have happened.

  3. Scott says:

    Surely the maximum disqualification time for a drivers license should be more than double the max prison term.

  4. Andrew says:

    Another reason for compulsory insurance - because none would insure someone that age with a car like that.

  5. George says:

    wrong Andrew. i have a similar car to that and i can assure you i wouldn’t do something that stupid and im 18. not everyone is like him. but you are right about every car needing insurance. if he did go over the barrier like anthony said. who cares too much about his life? he would kill someone innocent who didn’t do anything wrong.


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