A European tourist racked up fines of AED170,000 ($46,283) in just three hours, after violating speeding limits while driving a Lamborghini Huracan in Dubai.
The visitor was believed to have been driving the rented supercar at a speed of 230-240km/hour between 2:30am to 6am on July 31 on Sheikh Zayed Road, among other areas, reported local media.
The tourist is said to be still in the UAE, though he has not paid the fines.
Mohammed Ibrahim, the owner of the car rental company, which has not been named, said the firm will be obliged to pay the outstanding amount if the driver fails to do so.
He added that the incident is not the first of its kind, with tourists renting supercars and racking up speeding fines on a regular basis in Dubai.
Lamborghinis are known for boasting top speeds of up to 350km/h, depending on the model.
Dubai Police in June released a number of stricter road safety rules in a bid to decrease traffic accidents.
As part of the campaign, they shared a short film on social media showcasing how a family car can rack up AED4,200 ($1,143) worth of fines and a total of 20 black points in just 60 seconds.
The video shows an Emirati family committing road violations including driving while using a mobile phone, failing to buckle up seat belts and suddenly swerving between lanes. At the end of the video, a message appears asking, “is it worth it?” to disregard the new road rules and pay thousands of dirhams in price.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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