Dubai’s supersonic car culture has put road safety into question after a Brit tourist’s insane speeding incident that has landed with hefty fines totalling Dhs 170,000.
Dhs 170,000 within just four hours, say what?!
Would you believe it? The Brit Tourist drove fearlessly on the lanes of Sheikh Zayed Road and on Qarn Al Sabka road, from 2:31 am to 6:26 am last week on July 31st. According to Gulf News, the speed cameras caught a total of 12 violations with fines up to Dhs 70,000, plus another Dhs 100,000 for avoiding the vehicle from getting confiscated.
Worst part, the car was on rent
First off, the tourist rented a Lamborghini Huracan from a car rental company, Saeed Ali Rent a Car Dealership. He drove it between speeds of 130 km/h-240 km/h and it’s unknown whether has he returned the car or not. Not only that, he has to pay another Dhs 21,000 to the rental company! In total, he’s going to have to pay a total of Dhs 191,000, probably the most expensive vacation he’s ever had!
Dhs 3,000 fines for exceeding speed limit by 80 km/h
Here’s how it goes, the tourist’s rented Lamborghini speeding was caught by 33 radars and 14 of them caught the supercar exceeding the speed limit by 80 km/h, for which there’s a Dhs, 3000 fine for each flash with 23 black points. Secondly, nine radars caught him exceeding the speed limit by 60 km/h, for which there’s a fine of Dhs 2,000 with 12 black points.
Thirdly, five radars caught him exceeding the speed limit between 50-60 km/h, for which there’s a Dhs 1,500 fine with six black points. Four radars caught him exceeding the speed limit between 40-50 km/h, for which there’s a Dhs 1,000 fine. What’s more, three radars caught him exceeding the speed limit between 30-40 km/h, for which there’s a Dhs 700 fine and one radar in the start of his incident caught him exceeding the speed limit by up to 30 km/h, for which there’s a Dhs 600 fine.
British embassy has been approached
Faisal Iqbal, a partner at Saeed Ali Rent a Car dealership told The National that the British Embassy has been contacted about this case. The present scenario is that the tourist hasn’t returned the car and had paid the dealership a fee of just Dhs 6,000 with his passport. He fears the tourist may have gone to the embassy before him and may have got a new passport, allowing him to fly out of the country while a case has been filed.