Foreign Affairs
Opel Astra driver clocks 696 km/h – according to Police summons

A Belgian driver has been fined after exceeding 696 km per hour in an Opel Astra.

That, at least, is what the Police summons stated.

According to the Police, the man had been driving at half the speed of sound.

The man had been driving in Quiévrain, a small Belgian village where the maximum allowable speed is 50 km per hour.

No Formula 1 car can attain the speed indicated on the ticket. The figure was obviously e technical error by the Police.

In truth, the man had been proceeding at 60 km per hour. Unfortunately, he was still fined, as he had exceeded the authorised limit by 10 km.

 

 

Other News
Foreign Affairs

With more than 90% of the votes counted, the pro-military party in Thailand appears to be in the lead, after the first elections in the country since the coup d’etat…

Foreign Affairs

The American special counsel Robert Mueller who was investigating the role which Russia allegedly played in the 2016 Presidential elections and the Trump campaign, has concluded that the US President’s…

Foreign Affairs

There had to be a dramatic evacuation on a cruise liner carrying 1,300 passengers after it suddenly stopped operating just off the Norwegian coast yesterday. The MV Viking Sky was…

Foreign Affairs

Pressure is increasing on British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on the Brexit issue. Reports said that Theresa May may garner more support on her Brexit deal if she promises to…

View More