Caught speeding on YouTube in Norway

December 4, 2006

News:  Most of the stories of YouTube videos helping catch a suspected crime on tape typically involve a camera of a bystander or a security camera.  Here’s a report out of Norway, though, of a person who posted a video of himself driving 150 mph on a highway near Oslo, Norway.  Wow, that’s fast.  The video apparently created buzz in Norway, and eventually the police got wind of it.  Using detective work, the police tracked down the individual and fined him $1,300.  (More from Tuscaloosanews)  

Analysis:  The culture of video may not always be healthy.  Let’s hope it doesn’t encourage too many people to do stupid things, like driving their cars 150 mph while taping the entire incident.  That’s not smart.