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Why Speed in a Prius?


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Because you’re a hypocrite, that’s why.

Yes, another one of those outspoken people has been busted driving a Prius, this time at 104 mph. It was Steve Wozniak, whose claim to fame (and fortune) is that he’s one of the founders of Apple Computers.

Wozniak had an explanation, too. Of course, to believe it, you’ve got to be really gullible. But here is is: Wozniak, you see, is a world traveler. (You’re not? Well, then you wouldn’t understand.) In the few days before the bust, he’d been in Athens, Moscow, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Canada, Columbia, Singapore, London, Japan, and a few more.

As a consequence, he says, he had gotten used to reading speedometers in kilometers per hour. So, when he headed from San Diego to Las Vegas, it was only natural that he peg the needle at about 100 plus.

The judge didn’t buy it, either. $700.00.

Hypocrite? Wozniak was one of the leaders of the local “Drive the Speed Limit Day” less than two months ago.

Anyway, he didn’t have a chance.

The real Prius speed record was set two years ago at the Bonneville Salt Flats: 130.794, which is the current gasoline-electric hybrid land speed record.



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