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US NewsBird saves German motorist from speeding fine

13:05  28 may  2019
13:05  28 may  2019 Source:   dw.com

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Help came from above for one German motorist whose car was snapped by a speed camera in the western German town of Viersen. Police decided not to impose a fine because the driver's face was obscured by a passing bird .

A German driver has been saved from a heavy fine by 'divine intervention.' The driver in the western town of Viersen was spared a €105 (0) fine for speeding after a white dove was found to be obscuring their However they "had no way of knowing where the bird was heading in such haste."

Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine © picture-alliance/dpa/Polizei Viersen Provided by Deutsche Welle Help came from above for one German motorist whose car was snapped by a speed camera in the western German town of Viersen. Police decided not to impose a fine because the driver's face was obscured by a passing bird.

A motorist in the German town of Viersen had a lucky escape when his car — traveling well above the speed limit — was caught on a speed camera.

Police have decided not to go ahead with a fine for the driver of the Renault Twingo because his face in the speeding snap was covered by a bird — apparently a dove. Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine © picture-alliance/dpa/Stadt Bocholt Earlier this month, police in the town of Bocholt were surprised to see a lone pigeon had set off a speed camera

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A driver in Viersen, Germany was saved from a speeding fine when what appeared to be a pigeon It's a bird , it's a plane, it's - No wait, it is a bird . German authorities chose not to hand out a fine This motorist must be relieved that he was not served with a more than 0 (USD) speeding fine .

A speeding driver in Germany was saved from a 105 pounds (3) fine when a white dove interceded on his behalf, the media reported "We have understood the sign and leave the speeder in peace this time." The driver was caught on speed cameras - but his identity was hidden by the bird 's

Although the speeding driver had been traveling at 54 kilometers per hour (33 miles per hour) in a 30 kph zone — which would normally mean a fine of up to €105 ($118) — officials said they wouldn't be taking the matter any further.

In a press release, Viersen police joked that the Holy Spirit may have staged an intervention on the driver's behalf.

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Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine

Bird also off the hook

Officers also mused that although the quick-flying bird might also have been liable for a fine, they had decided against such a course of action. "We will allow grace to prevail here as well," they said.

While an identifiable image of the individual at the wheel is not always needed by police for a speeding fine to be imposed in Germany, the absence of one can present legal difficulties.

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One Australian motorist won the ‘luckiest guy of the year award’ after getting caught (or not) by a speed camera in this photo which has surfaced online. Now, we don’t want to take anything away from this bird who is clearly looking out for his buddy, but this image could have been photoshopped.

Saved by a bird ! Help came from above for one German motorist whose car was snapped by a speed camera in the western German town of Viersen. Few months in the year can boast as many traditional celebrations in Germany as the merry month of May. Temperatures rise and with them, so

It's not the first time a bird has caught the attention of police speed camera operators in Germany. Earlier this month, officials in nearby Bocholt were surprised to see that a particularly speedy pigeon appeared to have set off camera sensors at one location without any car being present.

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Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine
Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine

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