Dubai: A tourist in Dubai accumulated Dh170,000 in speeding fines within three hours as he drove 240 km/h on Shaikh Zayed Road.
The British visitor rented a Lamborghini Huracan worth Dh1.3 million on July 30, and by July 31, was caught by all the radars on Shaikh Zayed Road from 2.30am-6am, as well as one on Qarn Al Sabkha Road.
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The owner of the rental office said the fines were all issued against the vehicle, and not the driver, and that the rental company were obliged to pay off the excessively high traffic fines.
The speed cameras caught 33 violations, out of which 12 recorded the reckless motorist driving over 200 km/h. The remaining traffic offences included driving from 150-200 km/h.
The speed limit on Shaikh Zayed Road is 120 km/h but on the way towards Abu Dhabi, motorists are allowed to drive up to 140 km/h.
According to the revised UAE traffic law, motorists can receive Dh3,000 for each fine recorded above 80 km/h.
Fine in Dh
|Vehicle Retention period/ day|
Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 80 km/h
|3,000||23||60 days for light vehicles|
|Exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than 60 km/h||2,000||12||30 days for light vehicles|
|Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 60 km/h||1,500||6||15 days for light vehicles|
|Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 50 km/h||1,000|
|Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 40 km/h||700|
|Exceeding the maximum speed limit by no more than 30 km/h||600|
*The original article (published in February 2016) has been updated to reflect current traffic fines.