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Four UAE nationals snapped driving at 200kph in Germany

Emirati men pictured laughing and waving as they set off speed camera

Four UAE nationals snapped driving at 200kph in Germany
Image: DPA/ Polizeipräsidium Oberbayern Süd

Four Emiratis were reportedly caught by German police after driving at speeds approaching 200kph.

The unidentified men, travelling at 193kph in a 100kph zone, were pictured laughing and waving as they intentionally set off the flash of a speed camera.

They were stopped at an airport and fined 1,236 euros for their stunt in an Opel Astra, reported German news magazine Der Spiegel, which published a picture taken from the camera supplied by Bavarian police.

General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Director of the UAE Federal Traffic Council, said the men risked harming the UAE’s reputation, reported 7days.

“This is not acceptable behaviour and does not fit with the UAE’s good reputation,” he said. “It’s a mistake. Our young people shouldn’t be behaving this way.

“We need to speak with them and educate them so that these kinds of offences don’t happen in the future.”

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joerg 4 years ago

bit silly, they could have just used an autobahn that does not have a speed limit.

Gord 4 years ago

well to be fair, it happens quite often here so it is damaging reputations domestically also. Just look at the 90% of motorists that can't be bothered to use indicators to change lanes or turn.
I've never seen such a mass avoidance to using turn signals in any country, maybe KSA, Oman or Kazakhstan a bit less.
The money the city could make if we finally fined those that changed lanes without indicators, the economy would double but I am going off topic. Just a big pet peeve.

Fentoni 4 years ago

Judging by the picture I think they wanted to be caught on camera. I guess the 8K AED fine was a drop in the ocean for these boys.