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All that glitters? Cops tow golden Porsche for being too shiny

German authorities have ordered a blinged-out golden Porsche off the road for being too shiny.

Hamburg's Morgenpost reported Friday the 31-year-old driver was stopped in the northern city last week and told his Porsche Panamera, sporting a reflective gold foil finish, might blind other drivers and was a danger. He was told to remove the foil and re-register the car, but police say he continued to drive it.

The driver was stopped again Wednesday and police took his keys, papers and license plate, before the vehicle was towed to a garage. He was fined an unspecified amount and will have to remove the foil to make the car street legal again.

Morgenpost reports a Lamborghini owner nabbed at the same time with similar gold foil complied and removed it.



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Since being too shiny is illegal, why bother at all ?


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I think we had the early silver reflective window film banned here for being a problem.
With full sun coming off the sloping surfaces it would be dazzling.

Just like Jeff’s hyper shiny black car in Florida. Flash and he’s gone.............
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I have been reading about this earlier on the German Site. I am waiting for the day when they outlaw black cars because you can,t see them at night. Gotta love them German Lawmakers.....
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I have been reading about this earlier on the German Site. I am waiting for the day when they outlaw black cars because you can,t see them at night. Gotta love them German Lawmakers.....
And they’ll ban the silver cars because they blend into the scenery like camouflage.
And ban the red ones because they might be mistaken for Fire Brigade.
And ban the dark blue ones because they look black at night.
And ban the white ones because most countries have white Police cars,

Which only leaves Yellow cars, so the roads will be empty and at least a few people will be happy.

Is my bias showing?
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And they’ll ban the silver cars because they blend into the scenery like camouflage.
And ban the red ones because they might be mistaken for Fire Brigade.
And ban the dark blue ones because they look black at night.
And ban the white ones because most countries have white Police cars,

Which only leaves Yellow cars, so the roads will be empty and at least a few people will be happy.

Is my bias showing?
Nope. They'll ban yellow cars because they look like taxis.
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Nope. They'll ban yellow cars because they look like taxis.
Some wanted to ban this one but the response from other yellow car owners was brilliant.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-39456449


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Nope. They'll ban yellow cars because they look like taxis.
But taxis are Black in UK,
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