Carrying a camera installed in your helmet or elsewhere on your bike can be a good idea to remember a route between friends on twisty roads that make way for beautiful scenery. Then there are those who record videos skipping all the regulations of the General Traffic Law and, as if that were not enough, upload them to Youtube proud of their exploits.
This is what was happening with a group of bikers living in Logroño, ten of whom have been identified and for whom the Guardia Civil has obtained ample evidence so that they can be duly judged and sanctioned.
In the images they exceed 200 km/h and do not respect the continuous line
The authorities’ investigation began in March last year, when traffic officers at the Benemérita found images uploaded to Youtube that showed various crimes against road safety.
The protagonists were a dozen bikers who drove large-capacity mounts with which they rode on a famous road in La Rioja, specifically the NA-1110, which connects Torres del Río and Viana. The section is well known in the area as ‘Mataburros’, the same name given to the Civil Guard operation that has managed to identify them.
It has been possible to find all of them thanks to the review and study of a total of 50 videos that the authors of the events themselves uploaded to the Internet. It must be said that when it came to uploading the content on the Internet, they were concerned about covering the registration plates of all the motorcycles, which has not helped them to avoid being caught.
After checking the database of the owners of the different models that appear in the videos, they have managed to locate them one by one to start the corresponding sanctioning procedures. They are accused of having committed up to 39 offences and two misdemeanours.
In the video uploaded to the Twitter account of the Directorate General of Traffic, they can be seen driving at high speed, allegedly at 157 km/ on roads limited to 40 km/h and at more than 200 km/h on roads limited to 90 km/h.
The legal consequences for these reckless manoeuvres can be prison sentences and the withdrawal of the driving licence for the time considered by the judge. Furthermore, among all the offenders would be a fine of approximately 14,000 euros and the withdrawal of 132 points.