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  • 2018.11.16
  • Easy Reading
  • 初級

Osaka man busted over high-speed drive in YouTube video

「みんなに見てほしかった」 時速280キロの動画投稿で男を逮捕

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A YouTube video of an Osaka Prefecture man showing off his car’s speed has got him in trouble.

The video doesn’t show the man’s face. Instead, it mostly shows the dashboard of a Nissan GTR driving at about 280 kph in a tunnel. A Nozomi shinkansen can travel at about 300 kph.

A person who saw the video told the police about it. After the police saw the video, they caught up with the man. On Nov. 6 they referred him to prosecutors. They said he exceeded the speed limit by around 220 kph in the city of Higashiosaka at around 4:10 a.m. on Jan. 12.

Police said the man told them: “I wanted everyone to watch (the YouTube video).”

The man admitted he was speeding, but told the police he wanted to “check the performance” of the car.

The YouTube video was apparently posted by the driver. It shows the car going from 0 to 280 kph in about 20 seconds. (Kyodo)

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instead
(副)その代わりに
◆instead of(~の代わりに)
◆Tonight we had pizza instead of our usual pasta at Mario’s Little Italy.
(マリオズ・リトル・イタリーで、今夜はいつものパスタの代わりにピザを食べた)

travel
(動)旅行する、伝わる、走る
◆Ben has plans to travel to Europe this summer.
(ベンはこの夏、ヨーロッパへ旅行する予定だ)

prosecutor
(名)検察官
◆Kim’s father gets a lot of cases because he is a well-known prosecutor.
(キムの父は有名な検察官なので多くの訴訟を行っている)
☞prosecute(動)起訴する

exceed
(動)超過する
◆I exceeded the data limit on my smartphone this month and now the Internet is really slow.
(スマートフォンのデータ制限を超過したので、今ネットがすごく遅い)
☞excess(名)超過

admit
(動)認める
◆It was difficult, but Chris was able to admit that he was wrong about his new coworker.
(クリスは新しい同僚を誤解していたことをしぶしぶ認めた)
☞admission(名)許可

apparently
(副)~のようだ、明白に
◆Amanda was apparently pleased with her new job title, judging by the smile on her face.
(笑顔からして、アマンダは新しい肩書に明らかに満足していた)
☞apparent(形)明白な

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. Why did the man from Osaka get in trouble?

  • A) For not stopping at a red light.
  • B) For not wearing his seatbelt.
  • C) For posting a video of him driving very fast.

正解を見る

正解は、C
For posting a video of him driving very fast.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. ( ),? it mostly shows the dashboard of a Nissan GTR driving at about 280 kph in a tunnel.

  • A) Other
  • B) Instead
  • C) Enter

正解を見る

正解は、B
Instead

Q2. A Nozomi shinkansen can ( ) at about 300 kph.

  • A) travel
  • B) trip
  • C) trade

正解を見る

正解は、A
travel

Q3. On Nov. 6 they referred him to ( ).

  • A) protesters
  • B) principles
  • C) prosecutors

正解を見る

正解は、C
prosecutors

Q4. They said he ( ) the speed limit by around 220 kph in the city of Higashiosaka at around 4:10 a.m. on Jan. 12.

  • A) exceeded
  • B) excess
  • C) exposed

正解を見る

正解は、A
exceeded

Q5. The man ( ) he was speeding, but told the police he wanted to "check the performance" of the car.

  • A) android
  • B) admitted
  • C) aimed

正解を見る

正解は、B
admitted

Q6. The YouTube video was ( ) posted by the driver.

  • A) musically
  • B) mystery
  • C) apparently

正解を見る

正解は、C
apparently

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