Police In Dubai Add Lamborghini To The Force
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. Conspicuous consumption is the art of buying lots of expensive stuff, to show off. It is part of daily life in the Emirate city of Dubai, even for the police. They just added a slick, green and white Lamborghini - with a $400,000 price tag - to their force. It goes more than 200 miles per hour, which is useful in the fast-moving kingdom.
Police say about 15 percent of the speeding tickets go to motorists going more than 130 miles per hour. It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.