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Nomad559 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:26 PM
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Steve Wozniak Receives $700 Ticket For 105mph In A Prius
http://www.ecorazzi.com/?p=3687

Seems like Al Gore III ain’t the only one experiencing a little lead foot action with the Toyota Prius. According to AutoBlogGreen, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak received a $700 ticket (ouch!) for going 105MPH in a Prius on March 28th. When pressed for comment, Woz denied the charges saying, “Not true,” Wozniak replied: “104 MPH.” “I pleaded guilty, with an explanation” he says. Apparently he’s driven all over the world and has “gotten used to kilometer speeds.” The judge wasn’t buying it, however, and fined him anyways. From the article,

“The Prius, Wozniak said, handled great at 104. And that wasn’t the first time he reached the speed that sends shudders down my I-like-60-mph spine. The first time came one Thanksgiving when he decided to drive down to a Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank. ‘Highway 5 was empty that night and I made good time and was surprised to discover that the Prius was very stable, even with major gusting winds,’ Wozniak said. Being used to a Hummer I expected the opposite.’”

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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:27 PM
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1. lol, he should send the bill to Toyota for the free advertising
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Solar_Power Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 07:45 PM
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21. My thoughts exactly :)
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:31 PM
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2. Somehow, I think Woz can afford the ticket.
;)
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:33 PM
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3. Was Steve really that inattentive?
If so, should he be driving if he's going to constantly mix up KPH and MPH...
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:34 PM
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4. Why the hell is Woz "used to a Hummer"? nt
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:37 PM
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5. He has a Hummer and a Prius
He says that when you have a Hummer and a Prius, they cancel each other out and it's like having a normal car.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:41 PM
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7. That's so lame.. Woz used to be the only thing I liked about Apple
Hummer + Prius != 2 Honda Civics.

Hummer + Prius = rich, hypocritical asshole.
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SayWhatYo Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 01:51 PM
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19. That's an engineer's thought process for ya. :D
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 07:48 PM
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22. Classic spin.
And just another reason to dislike that Apple company.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 11:24 PM
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23. You know Wozniak hasn't worked at Apple since 1987, right?
Dude, your hatred of Apple consumes you.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:39 PM
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6. He should get the Congressional Fucking Medal of Honor for driving one
:nuke:
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:45 PM
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8. Man, you can really put the petal to the metal with those cars - huh?
Dang!
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 01:24 PM
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15. They are fast. And have a high top end.
I've done 110 in one.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:46 PM
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9. 100mph isn't that big a deal
indiana in the wee hours is pretty dead. and i hit 100 in my 72' delta 88. the problem was even tho i tried to do 80, my SS Queen Victoria had developed a taste for 100, and she did it easy. so, yes, i ended up with a speeding ticket.
i got that car in the 80's with 56k. she hadn't done much highway driving. oh, i did love that beast.
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 01:04 PM
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12. OooOoo...I miss my '68 Delmont... Waaaa. Best car ever. Sorry, but you did mention the Delta! nt
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 07:41 PM
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20. i saw a delmont at an estate sale.
was tempted to bid, but it was a convertable. and it was the 90's.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 12:51 PM
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10. was he rushing to meet Kathy Griffin for a date?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 01:00 PM
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11. So what was the miles per gallon at 100 mph? nt
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 01:16 PM
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13. 31 ?
"I'm not a fast person or a fast driver," he says. "I'm very laid-back and patient and don't mind going slowly at all." Besides, fuel efficiency goes down when you go faster. Instead of 55 MPG, you might only get 31 MPG. Well, depending on the wind speed, says Woz... and he would know.
http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/08/21/woz-gets-700-ticket-for-going-105-mph-in-a-prius/
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 01:20 PM
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14. Some of us like to drive fast.
God I miss my Supra. Sigh.

Bake
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The Vinyl Ripper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 01:30 PM
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16. LOL...
'93 Q45..

110 mph with a car full of old ladies..

And they never even noticed..

Now that's smooth.

Good for Woz, I always liked him.
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 01:31 PM
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17. He tried to weasel out of the ticket eh.
:)
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-07 01:46 PM
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18. a funny thing on Sunday -- a Prius and a Smartcar, waiting for the light to change
The drivers were giving each other "wanna drag?" glances. When the light turned green, the Smartcar guy floored it and zoomed ahead of the Prius. (The Prius driver probably was aware of the police speed trap which is often lurking on the next side-street.)
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