A young driver has violated the road traffic laws with a souped-up, noisy car. He has now been sentenced to a fine before the Burgdorf regional court.
- According to the penalty order, a young driver drove through the area in a pimped-up and unsafe vehicle.
- Because he did not accept the penalty order, a hearing before the regional court in Burgdorf took place on Wednesday morning.
- That is expected for noon.
The man with a migrant background was sentenced by a public prosecutor last autumn for various changes to his car to a fine of 500 francs. The prosecutor also ordered the seized exhaust system to be confiscated and destroyed.
The young man objected to this penalty order, which is why the trial took place on Wednesday before a single judge at the Emmental-Oberaargau regional court. The young man from the canton of Bern told the judge that he did not feel that he was being treated correctly.
The police have accused him of evading a control in Langenthal with his car. He was not even in Langenthal on the evening in question, but in Solothurn.
Catalysts cut open
It is not this alleged escape from the Fuhrer that is the subject of the penalty order. In this document, the accused is accused of having both front catalytic converters cut open on his father’s BMW and that the catalytic converter monoliths were removed. Both were then “welded in an amateur way” again.
In addition, an accessory rear silencer was not approved and the vehicle had a coilover kit that had not been checked by the authorities and was not registered in the vehicle registration document. Last but not least, the authorities found a spacer on each of the rear axles, which, according to the penalty order, were not attached well enough. As a result, there was a risk of losing a wheel.
All in all, it was a vehicle that was not operationally safe and not properly equipped, which caused increased and avoidable noise.
500 francs fine
The Burgdorf single judge confirmed the 27-year-old’s conviction. She found the car enthusiast guilty of driving an unsafe and improperly equipped car. She confirmed the man’s sentence to a fine of 500 francs.
So-called car posers have recently caused displeasure among the population. They took advantage of the fact that the streets were emptier than usual during the so-called Corona lockdown. Car victims are people who do laps in their sometimes illegally tuned cars and cause considerable noise pollution.