- Four tourists from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was caught over-speeding at 200kph in Germany road
- The tourists were caught waving and laughing directly at a speed camera as they intentionally set off its flash
- The tourists were stopped at an airport and made to pay 1,236 euros in fines
BAVARIA, Germany – Four tourists from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was caught over-speeding at 200kph in Germany road while on holiday in the southern German state of Bavaria.
An article by Sarakshi Rai for Khaleej Times said the tourists were caught waving and laughing directly at a speed camera as they intentionally set off its flash in the Opel Astra.
The four Emiratis, whose identities were not revealed, were caught on camera traveling at a speed of 193kph on a road with a 100kph speed limit.
The tourists were stopped at an airport and made to pay 1,236 euros in fines (more than P65,000).
A photo shared by Bavaria Police showed the men waving the v-sign and laughing as they looked directly at the speed camera.
Meanwhile, General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Director of the UAE Federal Traffic Council, said such individuals risked harming their country’s reputation with their bad behavior.
“This is not acceptable behavior and does not fit with the UAE’s good reputation. It’s a mistake… our young people shouldn’t be behaving this way,” said Al Zafeen as quoted by Ali Al Shouk in his article for 7Days News.
“We need to speak with them and educate them so that these kinds of offenses don’t happen in the future,” he added.
In Dubai, one of the emirates of UAE, over speeding is also fined heavily.
Dubai FandQs said that speeding fines result in black points if doing more than 60km/hr above the speed limit (12 points) or more than 50km/hr above the limit (6 points). No black points if doing between 0-50km/hr above the speed limit.
Speeding fines increased from a flat rate of AED 200 per ticket to between AED 400 (less than 10km/hr over the limit) and AED 1,000 (more than 60kph over the limit – the vehicle is also impounded for 30 days).
Along with fines system, the Dubai Police has included black points system, to combat bad driving. The black points system has been introduced in Dubai to motivate safe driving practices. If the total number of black points exceeds 24 points, you may be banned from driving any kind of vehicle for a year.