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Teen driver clocked at 239 km/h, police say

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Not car related, but driving related..found it interesting. For those not famaliar with the converstions, 239km/h is about 150mph. This is from a Toronto Newspaper:

A Barrie-area teenager has been stripped of his driving privileges after a car was seen speeding at 239 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

Huronia West OPP were on a routine patrol at 1:50 a.m. yesterday when they spotted a Lincoln LLS northbound on Highway 26, north of Barrie.

The car was being driven erratically before it was finally pulled over in Midhurst, police said, adding there were four other individuals under 18 in the vehicle.

A 17-year-old youth from Springwater township is charged with street racing, careless driving and failure to surrender his licence. He is to appear in Wasaga Beach provincial court on June 17.

Police laid 163 street racing charges during the OPP's long weekend blitz and seized as many cars, mostly operated by young men in their early 20s or late teens.

In the GTA alone, there were about 300 accidents since the blitz began on Friday. Official statistics will not be available until later today.

full article here:
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A Lincoln LLS? Is that the LS with an extra emphasis on luxury - Luxury Luxury Sport? Did they offer an LSS or would that have conflicted with Oldsmobile?:rolleyes:
must have been a Canada only model but then again this raises a question about common sense. Why give a teen a high performance car. Granted i knew a few kids in high school who had mustangs and firebirds and they did a good job taking care of them but many teens will most likely speed if given the keys to something like a mustang for example
Well, a Lincoln LS is not exactly a performance car in V6 trim. Even as a V8 it is no Mustang. Regardless of the engine, it was probably his parents' car.:rolleyes:
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