Extreme rough driving in a tunnel without speed cameras – drove at 280 kilometers per hour – NRK Vestland

The first motorway with a speed limit of 100 km/h in Vestland has tempted several speed-lovers to step on the gas.

This week, a person drove in what is probably the tunnel between Os and Bergen, and reached over 260 kilometers per hour.

The road opens on 31 October this year, and has no speed cameras.

It only took a couple of hours before the first rowdy drivers were drawn by the emergency police.

Another video that was posted on TikTok shows that a car was traveling at 264 kilometers per hour.

Photo: Screenshot / TikTok

On TikTok there are several videos of people driving over 280 kilometers per hour on the road.

It is faster than the highest average speed recorded on a Formula 1 track, with 264.3 kilometers per hour, signed by Lewis Hamilton.

But unlike the fastest Formula 1 track, The Lyshorn Tunnel has a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour.

– Completely unacceptable

Department director for Traffic Safety in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Guro Ranes, is not impressed by the speed.

Extreme speeds like this are completely unacceptable. Those who drive like this not only put their own lives in danger, but other road users are also exposed to an incredibly high risk, says Ranes.

The Lyshorn tunnel is the longest motorway tunnel in Norway, and has a speed limit of 100 km/h.

Photo: Leif Rune Løland / NRK

As you know, there are no speed cameras in the tunnel. It was decided by the government of Erna Solberg while Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Frp) was Minister of Transport.

Ranes in the Swedish Road Administration believes that controls are the only thing that can help against such speed.

Whether the police carry out ordinary uniformed or civilian speed checks on the road, or automatic traffic control, speed cameras, in the tunnel, she says.

Department director for Traffic Safety in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Guro Ranes, believes that photo booths must be set up on the stretch.

Photo: Line Hødnebø

Us and Fusaposten have also discussed the case.

Get lots of tips a week

The specialist for the police’s online patrol, Rune Fimreite, says that they receive tips several times a week about people who post offences, such as reckless driving, on social media.

Fimreite is familiar with the incident with the video showing rough driving.

– It is often meant as bragging, and to show off. If you take rough driving in particular, this is a small group that thinks this is cool and exciting, while the majority of residents think this is completely inappropriate, says Fimreite.

Specialist for the police’s online patrol, Rune Fimreite, says they get a lot of tips about reckless driving on social media.

Photo: Åge Algerøy / NRK

What do they do when they are tipped off about this?

– We always carry out further investigations. We are investigating which car is involved, and whether people are involved, he says.

He adds that if there are grounds for criminal proceedings, a case is usually instituted.

A huge damage potential

The reaction length becomes longer as the speed increases. If you drive at 280 kilometers per hour, this corresponds to 77 meters per second.

The emergency police’s district manager for Western Norway, Terje Oksnes, says there is an enormous potential for damage to maintain this speed.

– Firstly, you don’t get any of what happens outside the car because it goes so fast. Small movements can have big consequences, says Oksnes.

The article is in Norwegian

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