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DUMPSTER KNOWLEDGE: THE LEGEND OF ALEX ROY

Fun Fact of the Day: In 2006, Alex Roy drove from New York City to Los Angeles in 31 hours and four minutes, using “spotter planes” to avoid police radar and speed traps. Roy reached top speeds of 160 mph during his route, which hit only four toll booths, three or four red lights, and only one close call with the highway patrol in Oklahoma.

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Meanwhile, on September 10, 2001, Roy set the record for fastest driven lap around Manhattan with a time of approximately 27 minutes. He hit top speeds of 144 mph while committing 151 moving violations — enough to have his New York driver’s license suspended 78 times over.

Stay Smart, Stay in the Dumpster

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