Berlin (AP) — German prosecutors have decided not to prosecute a Czech millionaire who drove a powerful sports car along a German highway. Speeds over 414 kilometers per hour (257 mph).
German dpa news agency violated the law on Friday when prosecutors in the town of Stendal reviewed stunt footage and pushed Bugatti Chiron to extreme speeds on the autobahn between Berlin and Hanover. He reported that he concluded that he did not.
In a post below the video uploaded to social media, Passer wrote that the video was recorded last year in a straight section of 10 km (6 miles) with three lanes and “overall visibility.”
“Safety was a priority, so the situation needed to go safe,” he said.
More than two-thirds of the German highway network has no speed limit. This is a feature that attracts foreign drivers who want to drive at the maximum speeds that are not allowed in their country.
German authorities can prosecute drivers who drive in ways that are considered reckless, regardless of speed. However, Stendal’s prosecutor told dpa news agency that he believed that no one was at risk because Passer chose the best time and conditions for the stunt.
Recent soaring fuel prices and Russia’s Ukrainian war have rekindled discussions in Germany about imposing universal speed limits to help countries break out of Russia’s energy, but the Ministry of Transport. The Liberal Democratic Party, a professional business that runs it, rejected the idea.
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