Atlanta man recounts NY-to-LA drive in record 28 hours, 50 minutes
Ed Bolian had a serious cross-country need for speed.He *averaged* 98 miles per hour. AVERAGED. That means that for every minute he was stopped getting gas or taking a powder, that's a minute he had to be traveling far in excess of 98 miles per hour. I understand that, yes, there are sections of the United States where triple digit speeds are dangerous only to the occupants of the car traveling that fast - but not all of them.
The 28-year-old Atlanta man and a two-man crew shattered the unofficial record for fastest drive from New York City to Los Angeles earlier this month by making the 2,813-mile trip in 28 hours and 50 minutes, besting the previous mark set in 2006 by more than two hours.
These imbeciles, in their quest to set a record, put hundreds if not thousands of people at risk for their stunt. In many states what they did would be misdemeanor charges that would warrant a trip to jail - even in "Live Free or Die" New Hampshire, more than 20 MPH is sufficient cause to be arrested (don't ask me how I know...) All it would have taken was one car not realizing that they were hurtling along at triple digit speeds to make a lane change and this would have been a traffic fatality, not a record.
This is real life, not Cannonball Run, jerks.
That is all.