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Motorcyclists commit 42 traffic offenses in Vienna in eight minutes

While fleeing the police in Vienna, a motorcyclist committed traffic offenses in just eight minutes 42. The 29 year old noticed a police patrol on Thursday evening because he had only driven over an intersection on the rear wheel.

According to the police on Friday, he ignored any attempts by the officials to stop him. Instead, he raced through the city at more than a pace 100. Because of his driving style, he endangered two pedestrians who wanted to cross the street in green.

He also disregarded a red light eight times, violated the speed limit nine times and committed various other offenses. At the end of his speedy ride, he left his motorcycle in a parking lot and threw off his helmet and shoes.

He ran away – but could only be stopped shortly afterwards. The motorcycle was not approved. According to the police, the driver himself was not drunk and was not under the influence of drugs.

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Only last week the Federal Statistical Office published statistics stating that every third traffic fatality in Germany was the victim of vehicles traveling at too high a speed .

In the past, motorcyclists were stopped in Berlin after driving more than 100 kilometers per hour . Last August alone, two speeders were arrested on the city highway after driving at speed 174 and 180. 42 Traffic offenses none of them reached. (Tsp, dpa)

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