- StuffBMW Driver Cops A Speeding Fine 75 Times More Expensive Than Normal After Flipping Off The Camera
BMW Driver Cops A Speeding Fine 75 Times More Expensive Than Normal After Flipping Off The Camera
Don't be rude!
Facebook/ Polizei Oberfranken
One man has learned the hard way that good manners may not cost a thing - but bad manners certainly do.
The 26-year-old was caught speeding on an autobahn in Germany, clocked doing 81 kilometres per hour in a 70 zone in Bavaria.
If you were working under the impression that there was no speed limit on the autobahn, you're kind of correct; while more than half of the network has no speed limit at all, about a third has a permanent limit and the remaining parts have temporary or conditional limits.
Which is how this particular driver was pinged for speeding, something which normally incurs a €20 fine (about $32).
Except that he decided, at the last minute, to flip off the speeding camera, prompting Oberfranken Police to suspend his licence for one month and hit him with a €1500 fine ($2627) instead.
And no, if you're wondering, there isn't a specific German charge for giving cops the rude finger - but there is one for being insulting in road traffic.
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