British Tourist In Dubai Incurs Over $47,000 Speeding Fine In 4 Hours

The tourist broke the speed limit 33 times in three hours. Courtesy Rent a Car

The tourist broke the speed limit 33 times in three hours. Courtesy Rent a Car

"We shouldn't do so for sure, its his fault and he should pay that amount".

A Lamborghini Huracan can hit speeds of up to 200mph, and can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.

The speeding violations were recording by all radars at 2:30 am, according to Emarat AL Youm.

Under the new traffic laws implemented in the UAE a year ago, the fine for exceeding the speed limit by 60km/h stands at Dhs2,000, along with 12 traffic points and a 30-day vehicle confiscation.

A British tourist is yet to hand back the keys to a luxury supercar after racking up tens of thousands of dollars in speeding fines in a rental auto in Dubai.

With the driver legally off the hook, for now, the dealer fears he could go to the embassy and claim he lost his passport in order to get home scot-free and avoid paying the colossal fine.

A BRITISH tourist in Dubai has had his passport detained, as a result of racking up almost £36,000 in speeding penalty charges in the emirate.

"I don't know if he [the tourist] will pay the fines as there is no clear procedure to crack down on customers who commit such offences", Ebrahim said.

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The owner said he also has to replace the brakes of the supercar as they were ruined by such high speed in such a short amount of time.

It stated that it has not claimed the auto back yet as they may be liable to paying the fines.

Saeed Ali Rent a auto owner Faris Mohammed Iqbal, 26, said the tourist had rented the vehicle on July 30, paid two-day fees of £1,200, leaving his passport as guarantee.

Mr Iqbal continued: "Then who pays the money for the impound?" As the National notes, the traffic fines acquired by expatriates are linked with departure counters at airports across the country to stop them from leaving.

Speaking to BBC, Faris Mohammed Iqbal, a partner at the dealership has said that though the auto is still parked at the tourist's hotel, they won't be able to retrieve it once it is officially impounded due to the high fines.

"It's still with the tourist, parked at his hotel".

The Brit has given his address as the plush Five hotel, in Palm Jumeirah, which hosts celebrities.

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