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Foreign tourists speed due to lack of trees

Police in Hvolsvöllur, south Iceland, caught eight foreign tourists speeding yesterday, one driving at 134 km per hour in a 90 kph zone. Some of the tourists said they were tempted to speed due to the lack of trees.

Apparently, the fact that the ring road is broad in south Iceland and that no trees block the view led the foreigners to believe it was safe to speed up, Morgunbladid reports.

Police in Hvolsvöllur also stopped five native drivers yesterday, some of whom were driving at 110 kph with trailers. The speed limit for cars with trailers is 80 kph.

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