Safety camera set off by skater boy.
May 6, 2011 Leave a comment
A DAREDEVIL skater who hit 40mph and set off a speed camera has been slammed by road safety campaigners.
Professional roller-blader Sam Tuffnell took four attempts to make the camera flash as he smashed through the speed limit under cover of darkness according to the Daily Mirror.
But despite being 10mph over the limit on a public road with no lights, no brakes and no safety equipment, he can’t be prosecuted because he wasn’t in a motorised vehicle.
Mr Tuffnell, 28, from Brighton, who was on a road in Hastings, East Sussex, for his stunt, said: I may have been going faster than 40mph. I have been towed at 65mph and it didn’t feel far off that.
A YouTube video has been watched more than 4,000 times since it was posted a week ago and Sam said, “Everyone loves the video. They think its brilliant. Some people think its quite mad.” One YouTube comment read Id love to see the expressions in the camera control centre!
But Neil Hopkins of Sussex Safer Roads Partnership said, “This stunt was nothing short of extremely foolish. This sort of activity should always take place off the road under supervised conditions.”