The $430,000 Aventador was being driven uninsured and without legally required front plates.
The 22 year old driver of a 2012 white Lamborghini Aventador valued at $430,000, but that did not have auto insurance, could do nothing but watch as the vehicle was towed away when he was pulled over for failing to have a front license plate.
The man complained that the fine of $568 was too high.
The driver of the luxury vehicle is a resident of West Vancouver, Canada, and was taking the car through the city’s streets without any auto insurance. This coverage is legally required in the province, and its absence was discovered only when the driver was pulled over for the other infraction: failing to have a license plate on the front of the vehicle.
The owner of the vehicle said that auto insurance for the vehicle was too expensive.
It seems that he is claiming that he could not come up with enough money to pay for the auto insurance coverage for the Lamborghini, which he says is too expensive. He then went on to angrily dispute the fine that he received for failing to maintain the legally required coverage.
According to the spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Lower Mainland District Traffic Services, Cpl. Robert McDonald, “When the police officer stopped the driver, he soon realized that the car was not insured. He added that “When the officer gave the driver a $568 fine for not having insurance, the driver actually complained the fine was too much money.”
The infraction of failing to add a front license plate is a common one among drivers of luxury vehicles. The drivers of these cars – such as the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador, in this case – don’t like to alter the look of the noses of the vehicles with the plates. The fine for this “vanity infraction” is much lower than that which was issued in this case. The reason that the ticket came with such a high fine was due to the lack of auto insurance, which required the police to have the vehicle towed away.
It will now be up to the owner of the Lamborghini to come up with the money to pay the ticket and to open an auto insurance policy if he wishes to avoid a recurrence of the same situation.