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