I doubt it even needs saying, but there are few places in the world where this could happen. The Family Feud top spot, of course, goes to Las Vegas. Las Vegas paired with a Chevy Camaro SS, and this insane story begins to add up better than 2+2. These days, a Chevy Camaro driver arrested for getting caught speeding twice in under two minutes barely even feels out of the ordinary.
Can you get arrested for speeding?
According to CarScoops, Jeffery Hair was clocked in his Chevy Camaro SS doing 73 mph in a 35 mph zone at 8:22 PM on July 15. Usually, catching a speeding ticket where you are nearly cracking double the limit comes with a fine large enough to cool off most showboat drivers. However, Hair was not to be deterred in his mission to drive his Camaro really fast for a few seconds, I guess (I don’t really get it).
Within 2 minutes of Las Vegas Police clearing Hair from the first traffic violation, he was tagged again, but this time doing 106 mph in the same 35 mph zone. Instead of catching a ticket for the second and even more egregious offense, the officer who clocked him arrested him on charges of reckless driving. Local 3 News also reports that the police towed his Camaro.
Police know all too well how big of a problem excessive speeding is in Las Vegas. The arrest occurred during a multi-jurisdictional “joining forces” event between multiple Las Vegas police departments aimed at cracking down on speeding drivers like Hair.
How fast is the Chevy Camaro SS?
On July 15th, in North Las Vegas, this driver was arrested for reckless driving (106MPH in a 35MPH zone). Only moments after given a citation for reckless driving (73MPH in a 35MPH zone).— NLVPD (@NLVPD) July 22, 2022
Great job to #NLVPD Traffic officers for making our streets safer #TooFast #SlowDown! pic.twitter.com/ccFcm1eX31
CarScoops reminds us that the Camaro SS sports a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 pumping out 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. Although the Camaro SS isn’t the fastest or most powerful car on the market or even the most powerful Camaro, it is clearly plenty enough to get you locked up if you don’t know how to act.
The current line of Camaros offers more trims than anyone could possibly know what to do with, seven to be exact. While the SS trim is one of the most powerful models, If Hair wanted to get in some real trouble, he would have to step up to the ZL1 making a ferocious 650 hp from the same 6.2-liter V8.
The ZL1 has the same suspension and other performance enhancements that come with the fully-loaded Camaro 2SS but adds Recaro seats, 11 heat exchangers for maximum powertrain cooling, the Performance Traction Management program, a short-throw shifter (6-speed manual), a suede-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, and high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
Why is Las Vegas so overrun with speeding cars?
Las Vegas’s ethos is abundance. Every aspect of the town points toward “more.” In support of this mindset, there is no shortage of companies willing to rent you high-powered cars in all shapes and sizes. We don’t know for sure that that is what happened here, but it is certainly a major part of the Police’s lack of tolerance for speeding.