A 29-year-old Emirati driver in Umm Al Quwain piled up nearly Dh182,000 in traffic offences and failed to pay despite a series of fines discount offers in the emirate, a newspaper reported on Monday.
To avert payment, the unnamed driver has also failed to register his vehicle since 2009 and this meant he was driving his car without insurance.
Police nabbed the man after a patrol stopped him in Umm Al Quwain and asked for his driving licence.
“They found that he had accumulated Dh182,000 in traffic fines by committing 282 offences in Umm Al Quwain and other UAE emirates,” Alittihad daily said, quoting Major Saeed bin Arran, director of Umm Al Quwain traffic police.
He said the man had failed to pay the fines and register his car despite 30-50 per cent discounts on the fines value offered by most emirates.
“In Umm Al Quwain, we cut fines three times last year and extended the discount period until the end of this month in order to give a chance to drivers to renew their licences and pay all their fines,” he said.