Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Caught Doing 152 MPH In Santa Barbara

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That's a small number for the Aventador, but not in the eyes of the law.

A Lamborghini Aventador SVJ was caught by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) doing 152 mph along the 154 highway in Buellton, Santa Barbara, and was luckily hit with just a reckless driving ticket.

CHP Buellton shared an image of the car's rear and part of the ticket via its official Facebook page but failed to show how hefty the fine was. California Legislature states that the driver could face 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Given the driver was almost 100 mph above the 55 mph speed limit, we're sure the number is pretty significant. CHP Buellton comically reminds drivers that number 154 is the state route, not the speed limit. It adds that performance car owners may feel tempted to open up the throttle on open roads during clear weather days but advises that speed should be reserved for the track.

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While we are all about enjoying performance cars, we are inclined to agree that excessive speeding on public roads can pose a severe hazard to oneself and fellow road users. Of course, if you want to explore high speeds on open roads, remember that a small town in Arkansas is banned from writing speeding tickets for a year due to exceeding its quota.

The concept of excessive speed is an issue all around the world, and compared to Europe, things are a bit more relaxed here. There are already talks about scrapping the unrestricted speed limits on Germany's autobahns. To make matters worse, the European Union is calling for manufacturers to reprogram Intelligent Speed Assist technology to restrict drivers from exceeding the speed limit.

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Road fatalities in Europe are relatively lower compared to the rest of the world, but 30% of road deaths are due to speeding drivers. The only way it believes this can be curbed is by driver intervention technology.

Over in the USA, there are no such talks about extreme measures when it comes to speeding drivers, but the IIHS is very focused on using driver intervention methods to make the roads safer.

Its latest request is for all trucks to be fitted with autonomous emergency braking. Despite its hefty price tag, this feature is unavailable for the SVJ. That's to be expected, however. The Aventador debuted more than a decade ago before driver assistance systems were as prevalent as today. We expect the unnamed Aventador successor to include all the modern safety features which first made their debut in the Urus. These include automatic high beams, forward-collision, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, traffic sign recognition, a head-up display, and a 360-degree camera.

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