This Mustang owner finds a radical solution to make up for his speeding
The Ford Mustang is the world's best-selling sports car for many reasons. One of these reasons is that the Mustang is sold on many continents like Europe, unlike its long-time competitor, the Chevrolet Camaro. In the United Kingdom, a lucky owner has therefore enjoyed the muscle car to the fullest. Far too much so, since he has accumulated speeding tickets.
This man is Fraser Johnstone, 39 years old, who lives in Musselburgh, Scotland. Clever, this driver narrowly avoided cancelling his licence after being flashed at 109 mph at the wheel of his Mustang GT. He told the court that stepping on the throttle was too tempting. Makes sense considering his car!
His licence has already been suspended for 56 days but this has not been enough as he has gone up to 109 mph. This resulted in a return to court where his offence was reduced to 99 mph. His lawyer said that his client was very familiar with the road and the speed limit in place, but he had lost the notion of speed. He had even slowed down once he realized his excess.
To avoid a licence cancellation, Johnstone opted for a radical solution: sell the Mustang GT to buy a much slower vehicle, a Peugeot Partner! The latter can reach a top speed of 88 mph. 0 to 62 mph takes almost 16 seconds, huge compared to the 4 seconds of the Mustang GT! The court nevertheless imposed six points on his driving licence and sentenced the man to a fine of £420.