At first glance one would think that the two numbers have very little in common. And I wish that they did not. But in the world of NASCAR star Kyle Busch they have very much in common. It seems that just a few day ago that Mr Busch was clocked by some North Carolina sheriffs deputies ( probably in either Cabarrus, Iredell or Mecklenburg counties) at a speed of 128 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. Just ponder those numbers for a moment and then wonder what speed you were driving when you got a speeding ticket. I am certain that almost all of us would be in that category.
Busch, who was driving a borrowed Lexus at the time, has made the obligatory apology and stated that he showed poor judgment. Duh!
Ever since I first heard about that this I have been quite perturbed. One of those levels is thinking about what could have happened had just a little something gone wrong, major traffic accident or traffic fatality come quickly to mind. And the second thought is what consequences will there be?
After having talked to a few people today I feel very disheartened about their being any consequences at all that really mean anything. Take his driver’s license, he can still drive a racecar since he doesn’t need it. Levy a large fine, say $150,000. To a professional athlete of his stature that doesn’t mean much. Remedial driving course, public service announcement about the evils of speeding, right.
And think about these last two items. What if you were caught speeding at just twice the legal limit, not almost three times. What do you think might happen to the next speeder caught in whichever county Busch was caught? Bet that the person’s lawyer will have a field day.
Oh and as for this damaging him in the eyes of fans, not very likely.
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