Video Nabs Biker
It all started as a session of bike riding as if no one was watching. Twenty eight-year-old Sandor Ferenci from Oxford, Central England tried everything possible from wheelies, skids—racing on the wrong side of the road. His driving stunts were filmed by his friend and were later posted on YouTube.
A motorist who saw Ferenci noted his registration number and informed the police, who finally tracked him.
When they confronted Ferenci, he asked them whether “this was about the YouTube video”. The police then viewed the clip on YouTube that showed Ferenci performing all the stunts in various angles. It also showed him performing wheelspins and causing the tyres to smoke.
Although the exact speed could not be specified, prosecutors estimated it to be 280 kilometers per hour.
Ferenci was arrested and was handed a 12-week jail sentence. Judge Terence Maher told Ferenci, a caretaker of an elderly lady that he was a risk to himself and others on the road.
Maher said he wanted to send out a clear message that if you are caught driving the way Ferenci was caught, serious action would be taken.
The next time you or your friends upload a video on YouTube, do consider the far-fetched implication it may have!