• CT high-speed skateboarder who set off speed camera to be prosecuted
    Posted by on Feb 7th, 2013

    A couple of days ago i told you about a video of Cape Town speed skateboarder, Dec’io,  hitting 110km/h down Kloof Nek road and it showed him setting off the speed camera HERE. The footage quickly went viral with several people commenting that he clearly has balls of steel, while others mentioned his actions were dangerous. Well it seems the traffic department are agreeing with the latter and have stated that Dec’io Lourenco will be prosecuted without the option of a fine for reckless and negligent road behaviour.

    If you havn’t seen it. Here’s the video that will be studied by the police.

    Someone mentioned in the comment section of my original post that “he should be given credit for being a good skater, but that is all. What he did was reckless and stupid. One error or stone and he could easily end up under a car and beside his probable death, what happens if it causes a bigger accident where someone else dies trying to avoid him?”

    And this from the Cape Times regarding his prosecution.

    “He (Lourenco) will be charged with reckless endangerment and he will not be given the option of a fine. The case will be opened with the police and we will ask the director of public prosecutions to prosecute.”

    Lourenco did not want to comment.

    Smith said skaters did not have the same braking capacity as cyclists to bring their skateboards to a halt when speeding.” [Cape Times]

    Ya..predictable outcome that.

    Decio Lourenco

    You agree with the traffic department that he should be prosecuted or not?

    cleo says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    im not sure if im impressed or not!! …. this guy obviously has huge balls that left very little blood flow for his brains. Glad he and everyone else made it.

    Ryan says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    It’s awesome and all, and he has mad skill, but hes kidding himself in saying that he has the same braking capability as a bicycle and that its the same thing. This is very dangerous, to himself and motorists. Still awesome vids to watch…

    ValeGuy says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Well, Lourenco himself didn’t say anything at all, and nowhere in the article does it say that skateboards DO have the same braking capacity as a bicycle.

    antonella says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    amazing video fascinating to watch… he has a lot of courage, and this definitly falls within extreme sport… But I agree as in any extreme sport he is putting his life in danger , but on a road like that, he is endangering other people’s lives, so don’t go giving ideas to other kids ….Love young people, and skateboarding should be kept within the confines of safe environment for everyone… so that they continue enjoying….

    Bjl says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I don’t feel sorry for him at all, I think what he did is cool but if you want to take a video of yourself and brag about it, this is what is going to happen.

    So pretty stupid recording yourself breaking the law. It would be the equivalent of driving at 200km/h in your BMW and then posting that on youtube.

    Lloyd says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    hahahaha love how he claims it after he sets off the camera.. i say leave the oke alone, how exactly is he endangering anybody other then himself? whats the worst he’s going to do?… dent your car? get over people, if he has the courage to do it and he pulled it off whats the problem? clearly he has amazing skills on a longboard, and if you watch the video closely, you can see how quickly he is able to slow down, he knows what he’s doing, he has control of the board.. whats the issue? massive credit to this guy.. you sir.. certainly have bigger kahoonas then 99.9% of people out there..

    Jagter says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    nazi pricks.

    Skating down kloof neck isn’t worth wasting court and police time on. Just let him be.

    Drees says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Skateboarders have always gotten a bad rap, and personally I feel that its complete nonsense persecuting this guy and turning it into some sort of a witchhunt. I understand that his actions may have been reckless and thoughtless, but to prosecute without the option of a fine seems overly-harsh and downright like they’re trying to “teach the young man a lesson”. Personally I feel there are many more 80 year-old grannies on the road who drive far more recklessly and poorly than this guy on his skateboard, yet I see nobody trying to teach them a lesson and throwing them in jail.

    majster187 says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    this is like any other adrenaline record breaker, either way he is going on the record books. the first skater to be prosecuted for riding over the speed limit on public roads.. well done homie

    majster187 says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    done kloof nek road i must add..

    Joe says:
    February 02, 2013 at 6:57 am

    give that man a bells

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