Fireball avoided on AP-7 with a full mixing system
6,000 Euro fine and 6 points minus the driver
Using a bulky machine means that for some riders, they cannot resist the lure of their machine and run the risk of accelerating quickly. We know this problem well with a motorcycle, because any medium-volume machine today, including starter bikes, is capable of reaching at least 200 km/h and could therefore potentially lead to immediate revocation of the license. Overspeed.
It is less common by car because not all cars can reach these speeds. That said, sports car owners don’t always hesitate to pop the cork to “clean” the engine or check if it still runs well on a straight line of the highway (and even in Germany this can be a problem).
Driving fast beyond the safety dimension also means taking the risk of losing points, licenses and vehicles. To avoid this, many drivers return to their community systems to be warned of the presence of a speed camera.
But one Spanish driver went much further than simple community practice to be sure and confident that his Ferrari 458’s V8 could take full advantage of its capabilities. The man did indeed install a can-to-cup mixing system in his Ferrari. holder, button under the steering wheel and four camouflaged antennas. Thus, the system allowed it to confuse radars in its path and avoid glare.
Bad luck for him, as the driver was stopped by Mossos d’Esquadra on the AP-7 motorway west of Barcelona, Catalan police wondered why they couldn’t control his speed. So they chased the vehicle to inspect it and find all the anti-radar equipment.
After confessing the truth, he was sentenced to a fine of 6,000 euros and a 6-point withdrawal from his driver’s license.
In France, R413-15 of the Highway Code. Possession or use of a radar jammer is punishable by a fine of 1500 euros and a withdrawal of 6 points from the trail. In addition to confiscating the mixer, the vehicle it is in can also be confiscated. The driver also faces suspension of his 3-year license and confiscation of his vehicle.
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