Two drivers make breakneck high-speed runs on public roads, one around Manhattan and the other across the country. Both finish without accidents or getting nabbed by the police. Both brag about it. But one of these drivers is in trouble, and the other is not. One may lose his license. The other is enjoying consequence-free Internet fame, for now. And only one will be hearing from his car insurance company. How did this happen?
Yes, he drove his modified Mercedes-Benz 2,803 miles in 28 hours, 50 minutes and 30 seconds (and has the GPS tracking company report to prove it). That's an average of 98 mph. In interviews -- he's been featured on CNN, NBC and ABC News as well as the aforementioned Jalopnik -- Bolian says he wasn't going “insanely fast.” He also tipped the odds in his favor by carrying three radar detectors and taking cues from lead cars a few hours ahead that warned his team about police, traffic, construction or potential issues. At one point on the trip, the Mercedes reached 158 mph.