A teenage prankster in Switzerland recently lost his licence after speeding past a camera 19 times while driving at three times the legal limit.

blurb: A teenage prankster in Switzerland recently lost his licence after speeding past a camera 19 times while driving at three times the legal limit.

After swapping his car's licence plates for a fake one, the owner of the yellow Citroën deliberately sped past the camera. The 19-year-old was recorded at speeds of up to three times the legal 50 km/h limit.

He and his three friends were snapped in various poses, usually hanging out of the windows while making obscene gestures, believing they would not be traced.

However, police in Bern circulated images of the prank to its patrol units and the teenager was stopped on his way home with the fake plates still attached.