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    Izzy is offline
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    Run Wild

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    A link to the video from which the screen capture in the article was taken, filmed in St Martin.
    A link to L'Acrobate's web page.
    A google translation of the article:

    "Run" wild two-wheeled behind a star of the field.

    Frenzy among fans of motorcycle acrobatics when a headliner of the field came to Saint-Barth last January. This gave rise to a roaring and dangerous evening on the roads. And the conviction last Thursday of a young participant.

    Dozens of motorcycles and scooters play cat and mouse with the gendarmes, multiplying wheeling and other dangerous maneuvers in different parts of the island. It was during this electric party that the 19-year-old boy who went to court, accompanied by his mother, was caught by the gendarmes.

    The evening began at 20 o'clock in Mangliers, a favorite meeting place for crazy handlebars. Warned by a local resident of the presence of fifty or so two-wheelers, the gendarmes go there. In the crowd, young children cycling. They took the gendarmes with a wild "run" the same evening, in the presence of a certain Acrobate 94. The latter makes himself known by filming his exploits on a motorcycle, and his videos and photos accumulate millions of views. Large engines arrive at the Manglers, and seeing the gendarmes, turn around. Another meeting is held at the airport, then at Lurin, at the Hotel de la Collectivité ...

    A game of hide and seek delivered by dozens of young bikers who do not hesitate to turn around in the middle of the public road, lift the front wheel, move at high speed, sometimes standing on their machine. In the group, a biker who has no fear seems particularly acclaimed by others.

    The game continues for a long time, until around 10:50 pm, the gendarmes will come face-to-face with one of the acrobats identified earlier. CCTV footage confirms it's him. In addition to traffic violations, two-wheeled vehicles operate without insurance, without a license plate and the young accused, a carpenter by profession, used cannabis.

    "He takes part in this event, but he is the only one arrested when he returns home. I would not want him to be a scapegoat, "defends the boy's lawyer, Me Stéphane. "He works, and does not have a criminal record."

    The post-teen is sentenced to one month of suspended imprisonment, put to the test for two years with obligation of care for cannabis, and will have to pay 700 euros of various fines.

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    cassidain is offline
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    Re: Run Wild

    19 yr old popped for 2-wheel mischief appears in court with his mommy.

    Not as much of a badass as he'd like others to believe . . .
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    amyb is offline
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    Re: Run Wild

    "When will they ever learn? When will they learn?"
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    cec1 is online now
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    Re: Run Wild

    I wonder if any of them ever look at the posters of people & their stories on the fence of the airport.

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    LMAC is offline
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    Re: Run Wild

    Those posters are very effective; however, tho visible, not easy to see and read.
    Libby

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    GMP62 is offline
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    Re: Run Wild

    These kids just don’t care, unfortunately. People are killed or badly hurt, yet the lunacy continues. It’s a sad, out of control situation. The gendarmes have there hands full.

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    didier is offline
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    Re: Run Wild

    they need to remove the current pics and put up pics of cycle/ scooter/car crashes..........that might be a sobering reason to stop.

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    Izzy is offline
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    Re: Run Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by didier View Post
    they need to remove the current pics and put up pics of cycle/ scooter/car crashes..
    The video ad linked here shows a different approach taken in Australia that was said to have been effective at modifying driving behavior but that prompted some complaints and had occasional unintended consequences.

    Do not click on links if possibly offended by humor that was used to get the attention of young males...

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    didier is offline
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    Re: Run Wild

    to anyone that is not aware, the pinky finger wave means she thinks you have a small "package"

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    Hawke is offline
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    Re: Run Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    19 yr old popped for 2-wheel mischief appears in court with his mommy.

    Not as much of a badass as he'd like others to believe . . .
    So true. Parents show up when they get in trouble. Where are they before that?

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