• Apr 28th 2010 at 2:30PM
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We've all pulled off stupid stunts that lead to severe punishment from our parents, but we've never gone this far. The Dutch Daily News reports that a 20 year-old driver has been caught by police going 100 miles per hour. That's hardly news, except the lead-footed youth was driving his parent's Bugatti Veyron at 50 mph over the speed limit and the Dutch police confiscated the vehicle and the driver's license. There is no word whether the family will ever get the Veyron back.

We're thinking this young man is likely to receive more than five minutes in time out for his 1.8 million euro "mistake," but then again, it isn't every parent that lets their 20 year-old son drive the family Veyron (assuming he had permission in the first place). It's also important to note that it really doesn't pay to drive too fast in northern Europe outside of select derestricted portions of the Autobahn. Here in the States, reckless driving can carry the same weight as a drunk driving arrest, but chances are your vehicle won't be confiscated.

[Source: Dutch Daily News]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Well what can we say to that? It’s a bit harsh to confiscate the vehicle. I think a big fine is in order. The parents shouldn’t have to carry that kind of weight for a speeding fine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "son...I am disappoint."
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ JMills , a car is a car , if it was a Skoda Fabia it wouldn't be in the news. i'm sure his father's loss is felt less than if someone loses his/her Fabia.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Too many countries today getting crazy with their laws. A ticket, or even charging the kid with a misdemeanor would be fine, but confiscating the car?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Here's a solution:

        Trade the kid for the car.

        Problem solved.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Confiscated is an euphemism for stolen.
        Former S-owner
        • 5 Years Ago
        Now we wait for the inevitable municipal confiscated-asset auction.
        • 5 Years Ago
        • 5 Years Ago
        Son...I am dissapointed, you were only doing 100mph? I bought this car cuz it can do 250!
      • 5 Years Ago
      If the car was already going to be impounded and his license revoked, how much incentive was there for him not to hit say... 200 mph instead of 100? If you're gonna lose it anyway might as well enjoy it (assuming it was clear of traffic etc)...

      On a side note, 50 km/h over isn't a huge deal, considering it's fairly routine to do 30 km/h over on I-95 (~18-19 mph over) - you're a little ahead of traffic at 50 km/h over, but rarely excessively over when the road's open.

      That said, I wouldn't go that fast in a Versa like the woman ahead of me last week... hit 95 mph and the train of cars was still pulling away lol.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Veyron is looking very dated very quickly... it doesn't do much for me anymore....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Talking of speeding.

      News here in the UK today, another 20 year old has just been let off, and by let off imean he didn't lose his license, for doing 143mph in a 50 limit!!!!!

      Reason being the judge said it wasn't in the public interest to ruin his career as an army bomb disposal engineer.

      Wanna speed? get joined up!!!

      • 5 Years Ago
      The fact that they have the authority to take the vehicle is messed up. People have given the gov. too much power if they can take it away because of 50km/h. I don't care if he was going 200mph. If his only crime is speeding. It should just be a six figure fine(for buggati veyron owners) or several thousand for the rest of us poor people.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Its called teaching people a lesson. It discourages speeding if your car is at risk of being confiscated. Speed kills, and the risk is rather high when your travelling at TWICE the legal limit.
        Europeans have a thing about road safety and it saves lives. If all the impounding of cars save only one life then its worth it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well That settles it, France sucks!
      James Martin
      • 4 Years Ago
      And Btw i WOULDN'T have given a cop the opertunity to see my licence plate if i was driving the veyron ... lol sometimes i think were better off to just run !! if your car is fast enough ..
      • 5 Years Ago
      lucky kid… It not that bad, it would be like me driving 115 mph down Hwy 101. Not a good idea, but as not horrible as AB makes it out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So two stories in one day about NASCAR founder Bill France's family??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would like to know the whole story.
      • 5 Years Ago

      after reading many posts blasting the Dutch traffic laws, I do have to point out that the car is only temporarily confiscated and will (usually) be within a couple of days returned to the owner - just to make sure he will pay his fine.

      If he is unable to pay his fine, they might keep the car a little longer.

      Why buy a Veyron in Holland? The answers is simple: the autobahn is only a 45 minute drive away
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