Tourist Racks Up Over $46K In Fines In Just Four Hours With A Rented Lamborghini Because YOLO
A British tourist in Dubai went full-blown YOLO, renting himself a sweet Lamborghini Huracan, breaking the speed limit a total of 33 times in just four hours, and racking up over $46,000 in fines.
And here’s one of the more impressive parts of this man’s feat: he did almost all of it on just one stretch of road.
According to The National, this guy was clocked going between 78 mph and 143 mph on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai between 2:31 am and 6:26 am, triggering every radar he passed (32 of them).
Many of the fines were just a few minutes apart and two of them occurred within a 60-second span.
That, right there is the definition of DGAF.
Now, since the Lamborghini Huracan was on loan from a rental company, Saeed Ali Rent a Car, the question is, who is responsible for the fines?
Faris Iqbal, a partner in the rental car company, said the tourist left his passport as a guarantee, but he hasn’t been back to pick it up yet. Nor has Saeed Ali Rent a Car gone to retrieve the Lamborghini, which now sits abandoned outside the front of a luxury hotel.
“It’s been here for almost a week and people have been asking about it,” a valet at the luxury Five hotel on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah island said on Tuesday.
“It’s not unusual to have a car like that here, this is a nice hotel. But I don’t think it will be going anywhere soon.”
Iqbal says they don’t plan to pick the car up anytime soon either, reports The National.
“We obtained copies of all the violations and immediately submitted a request for a travel ban on the tourist, to which we paid Dh1,200 in fees, but the request was rejected,” Mr Iqbal said.
The fines amounted to Dh70,000 for the 33 offences caught by radar and Dh100,520 to retrieve the car from the police pound.
The tourist, who gave his address as the Five Palm Jumeirah Hotel and Resort, still has the car. The dealership has his passport while a disagreement over payment continues.
“We can’t pay this amount should the car be taken into the pound,” Mr Iqbal said.
“It’s still with the tourist, parked at his hotel. I won’t be trying to take it back, because once I do, I know I have to surrender it to police.
“Then who pays the money for the impound? We shouldn’t do so for sure. It’s his fault and he should pay that amount.”
Turns out that tourists can often leave the UAE after racking up thousands in traffic fines because they are issued in the name of the owner of the vehicle. However, traffic fines are linked with departure counters at airports throughout the country so it’s not going to be easy for this tourist to escape scott-free.
Wild, wild stuff.