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Fines target Arab exotic cars in London

LONDON: Millionaires living in London’s most affluent areas such as Knightsbridge and Chelsea have to be careful not to rev their exotic cars’ engines in the streets or face a fine of £1,000 ($1,500).
Most of those targeted are visitors from the Gulf region who bring their cars with them during their vacations.
The local council has introduced a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Knightsbridge, London, to deal with the ‘excessive level of noise nuisance, annoyance, danger or risk or harm or injury’ caused by motorists.
The arrival of expensive Arab-owned supercars has become an annual event in London as rich Gulf visitors.
The nuisance peaks during summer but the fines are valid throughout the year.
Many bring with them their moderated vehicles, which for much of the time are parked outside luxury shops, five-star hotels and other exclusive streets around Knightsbridge.
Over the past few years, supercar enthusiasts from the UK and Middle-East have been accused of using the streets around Harrods as a playground for their driving antics.

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