A New Use for YouTube

When someone has a camera around, everyone becomes exponentially more daring, what can we say, we like to show off. And thanks to video-sharing sites, such as You-Tube, we can share our most amazing (and often painful) stunts with the world. Now, Police in Scotland are using those videos for more than just laughs.


We've all seen the video clips of people doing 70 mph wheelies on the highway, or checking the top speed of their new Hayabusa. The real problem is when such stunts lead to innocent lives being lost. The number of clips being placed on the Internet has been steadily rising over the last few years and the only explanation is that these illegal stunts are also on the rise.

One such video shows a man on a motorcycle doing 190MPH on a public road. Others show groups of bikers all doing stunts, weaving in and out of traffic all the while holding some form of video recoding device.

Head of roads policing, Chief Inspector Alex Duncan, told the BBC Scotland news website: "Driving is a serious responsibility and you've got to have all parts of your brain thinking about driving to make sure that you're safe and other road users are safe. If you're doing that [filming], you're not concentrating on the road and that, at the end of the day, is what's going to keep you safe."

So next time you think about recording yourself breaking the law, remember that people are watching and they might track you down.

Via : PistonHeads

George Delozier
Automotive Innovations