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Sorry - But It Is Inexcusable
May 25, 2011 - Al Stephenson
I've been tooling along on an Interstate highway for several hours. I take a ramp and start down a rural highway. The speed limit has dropped by 10 m.p.h. It feels like your speed has been cut in half. If not for cruise control, I could easily end up speeding down the highway.
So I understand - to a degree - how Kyle Busch must have felt the other day when he was pulled over for speeding and I can just hear his excuse. "Sorry officer, but I just finished qualifying at nearly 200 m.p.h. and I did cut my speed nearly in half."
If you have not heard yet, Kyle Busch was cited for driving 128 m.p.h. in a zone where the maximum limit allowed by law was 45 m.p.h. What the h...
Though I can see where dropping from 75 to 65 can be difficult, it can be done. And, more importantly - it is, by most folks. When the speed limit in an area is 45, there are reasons for it. Chances are that it is a heavily populated part of the landscape. To be going that fast is insane and inexcusable.
Kyle Busch, in a statement, suggested that he was test driving a Lexus sports car and got a little carried away. Ya think? I got news for you Kyle, 65 in a 45 is a little carried away. 128 is stupid, moronic, pathetic and downright disgusting. You may be a great race car driver, but even you may not be able to keep from hitting something (or someone) that suddenly appears in your path when you are traveling at that kind of speed.
The view from my seat suggests that Kyle Busch should be punished severely for this indiscretion. A big fine, perhaps community service.
If all else fails, put him in the ring for a couple of rounds with Kevin Harvick!
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