The government of Dubai thought it would be a good idea to put a speed bump on a street where locals tended to speed. Problem is they didn’t tell anybody. This Gallardo hit it at over 60 MPH.

There’s actually a video of the accident. The back end of the Gallardo goes about 5 feet off the ground.

What do you think?
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112 comments:

  (6023) posted on 12.2.2006

THE MOTOR IS HUGE.

  (6023) posted on 07.7.2006

The driving in Dubai is among the most dangerous in the world - I live there and have seen it first hand. Dubai citizens are not all rich, though some are very wealthy. And nobody pays taxes... there are no taxes there. The gov’t gets its money from oil.
I do not think it is funny at all... roughly 1 in 4 people will be involved in a traffic accident in any given year.
Fines are small and not based on the income or type of car, so you have many, many people earning $300/month and a few earning tens of thousands.
Dubai need major improvements on its roads as too many people are being killed.

  (6023) posted on 06.4.2006

And for the idiot that said Bill Gates was the richest man in the world just google his name,,,,,,,well you should do that and you wouldn’t be such an idiot. The Watlon Family are Sam Walton ever heard of WallMart???

  (6023) posted on 06.4.2006

Who ever posted the Bull S_hit about chopping off your right is full of it. Here is the law. Analysis of Speeding in Saudi Arabia and Effectiveness of Enforcement Methods
Accession Number: 01023128
Record Type: Component
Language 1: English
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Source Data: Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2006 Paper #06-1680
Abstract: This study tackles three aspects of the speeding problem. First, the magnitude of the problem is assessed with regards to driver compliance by comparing the 85th-percentile speed with the posted speed limit. The second aspect deals with selected speed limits at study sites, and models for estimating these percentiles are suggested. Examining the effect of automated speed enforcement by using speed radar cameras and the presence of police cars was the third aspect. A sample of a little over 69,000 spot-speed observations was gathered from 41 sites (14 freeways, 22 arterials, and 5 residential streets) during 2003 in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and in Buraidah, a small city about 300 km north of Riyadh. The analysis showed that the study sites are suffering from a tremendous speed problem. Although the problem can be blamed in part on inappropriate selection of speed limits, the speeding trends disclosed that drivers overall tend to go over the posted limit by a great amount. The proportions of motorists with 85th-percentile speeds over the speed limit are 10%, 88%, and 100% on freeways, arterials, and residential streets, respectively. A primary concern is the relatively high speeds observed on residential streets. Although the speed limit on such streets does not exceed 40 kph, the observed 85th percentiles were all more than 55 kph, which highlights the speeding issue on these neighborhood streets, where pedestrian activities are prevalent. The study found that both enforcement methods, namely, speed radar cameras and police-car presence, seem effective and led to a reduced mean speed by at least 10 kph.
TRIS Files: HRIS
Report Number: 06-1680
Media Type: CD-ROM
Pagination: 20p
Authors: Al-Ghamdi Ph.D., Ali Saeed
Features: Figures (12); References (11); Tables (4)

  (6023) posted on 05.17.2006

ok that is the most funny video i have seen in awhile....the gallardo does an endo for like 100 feet. It also looks like that one car, from what i saw looked like a toyota, lost its gearbox. that was just soo funy! omg rotfl

  (6023) posted on 04.13.2006

whether or not he was speeding doesnt matter if theres no signs up then how the hell are people supposed to know!?!? what if that was his first time on that road....govt is in stupid. and i’d sue them or something whatever he can for that...

  (6023) posted on 04.10.2006

the thing is no one informed the motorists about the humps.

as you see on the video, almost all vehicles are running normally as if there’s no humps on the road. it simply means there are no signs!

and please, don’t speak that way as if you wont speed if you have that kind of car! come on!

  (6023) posted on 04.8.2006

Mr. Sketch, why are you so angry and insulting Dude?

  (6023) posted on 04.5.2006

It’s their own fault for not obeying the speed limit. [/thread]

  (6023) posted on 04.5.2006

Wie blöd muss man sein um mit einem lambo einen unfall zu machen !!!

  (6023) posted on 04.2.2006

i think da sign wuz removed by the ppl recording this....or maybe they were da first victim of the bump....n most prolly there car broke down...dats y they started recording!!

  (6023) posted on 03.31.2006

I think You all get it wrong.
The hole point of speed dumps is to jump as long as possible.

  (6023) posted on 03.31.2006

Even where I live, if I go the speed limit over the speed bump I scratch the hell out of my car. I have to go like 10 mph slower than the speed limit over the bump. It is the stupidest thing ever and they are all over the town. No wonder there is traffic.

  (6023) posted on 03.29.2006

i bet you would all feel the same way if they didnt put up construction signs and detour signs anywhere. First time you hit a 3 ft hole and destroy your car...I bet you would be asenine to your beliefs as well as the cities for no precautionary involvement.

  (6023) posted on 03.29.2006

any speed bumps are a hassle. and if they’re hidden its just stupid.

at least put up up a sign saying there are hidden speed bumps that way people will slow down and if they hit it it’s their own fault. the gov’t should give fair warning or else they should compensate for any damages something like this causes.

  (6023) posted on 03.29.2006

You’re right they should put up signs! Oh wait, they did, it’s called a SPEED LIMIT.

  (6023) posted on 03.28.2006

oh come on you morons. its not entirely his fault. the local town should be fined for not putting up signs for that bump. thats just cheap and unfair

  (6023) posted on 03.23.2006

haha i need that were i live so i can slow down the tweekers.... and the ricers...hahahahahaha

  (6023) posted on 03.21.2006

ouuch i hate road bumps., this lo0ks really bad.. 7aram the car is nice

  (6023) posted on 03.21.2006

Personally speaking i think it serves the owner right. The government wouldnt have to put a speed bump there if idiots didn’t speed.

If it has been a non residential road then the matter would be different.

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