A European tourist in Dubai got all the radars on Sheikh Zayed Road to flash as he zoomed on the highway in a rented Lamborghini.
He racked up Dh170,000 in fines in under four hours.
According to the police, the tourist approached the car rental company on July 30 to rent a Lamborghini Huracan. Between 2.30am and 6am on July 31, he clocked speeds of up to 240kmph, setting off the radars 12 times.
During these few hours, he amassed speeding fines of Dh70,000. An additional Dh100,000 is the approximate fee for avoiding confiscation of the car for the dangerous violations.
The owner of the company, Mohammed Ibrahim, said there are no clear procedures in place to protect car rental firms’ rights in such cases. He claimed that in previous instances, he had approached the police, who reportedly told him that they could only initiate a case if the customer hadn’t paid the rent.
“I will have to pay a huge sum if I decide to initiate a case against the tourist,” he said. “Also, the tourist could travel back to his home country before the case is resolved.” More