With limited race tracks in India, most super car and super bike owners take their rides to the public roads for leisure driving. Even with the speed limits enforced on every Indian public road, the owners of such powerful and high performance vehicles rarely keep track of their speeds. While for many it is a common sight to spot such vehicles on weekends, especially during early morning when the roads are relatively empty, most of these vehicle owners do not get caught by the cops. Here is an incident in Hyderabad, where a couple of sportscars were seized by the cops after they were caught speeding on the public roads.
The Rajendra Nagar Police in Hyderabad, Telangana seized the cars after being alerted about two supercars street racing on the PVNR expressway. The vehicles – a Lamborghini Huracan and an Audi R8 were seized from the spot after the cops received several complaints from the road users.
Pratheek, the driver of the Lamborghini and Chetan, who was driving the Audi were on their way to Mehdipatnam from Shamshabad. Both of them took the PVNR Expressway, which remains relatively empty and has a lot of empty stretches to test the performance of the vehicles and accelerate enthusiastically. According to the police team, they received several complaints from the motorists on the same road about these two vehicles. The motorists complained that both the vehicles are being driven very rashly on the roads.
Acting on the complaints of the road users, Rajendra Nagar Police station scrambled a team of policemen to catch the vehicles. According to the reports, the team chased the duo on their vehicles and finally caught them with the help of Hyderabad traffic police. Both the vehicles were stopped at the Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital. Cops first asked for the documents of the vehicles and then seized the cars for rash driving. It is not known at what speed they were driving the vehicle since there are no operational speed cameras on the stretch.
According to G Suresh, Station House Officer, Rajendra Nagar Police Station, the duo was stopped because they were driving extremely rashly on the public roads. They could have got involved in an accident, which is why the vehicles were seized. The cops registered a case against both the drivers but the exact sections imposed on them are not known yet.
Performance vehicles like the Lamborghini Huracan and the Audi R8 can cross the triple digital mark on the speedometer without putting much of an effort. However, whenever on the public roads, the drivers should maintain the speed limits strictly and follow the traffic rules. Since Indian roads are one of the most unpredictable roads in the world, keeping the speed below the limits set by the administration is something that everyone should follow.