Woman driver sets UAE record: 1,551 offences, Dh1 million fines

A 28-year-old Arab woman has set a new record of sorts for total number of traffic violations in the UAE.

Over a period of four years, the woman has racked up 1,551 traffic offences with fines reaching Dh1 million.

The figures, quoted in a report Emarat Al Youm, were released by the Traffic and Patrols Department of Ras Al Khaimah Police.

The Traffic Prosecution of Ras Al Khaimah Courts has begun an investigation into the case.

According to the prosecution, the lady’s traffic violations are Dh928,000 and have been accumulated since 2009 until this month (July, 2013) and were across emirates, with the exception of Sharjah.

Zayed Ahmed, chief of the prosecution, told Emarat Al Youm that the violations were discovered coincidentally, when the Traffic and Patrols Department were electronically researching drivers with expired licenses.

The e-scan showed a Nissan Altima committed 1,551 traffic violations across the UAE, of which fines in Ras Al Khaimah were worth Dh360,000.

Ahmed said it was discovered that the driver did not renew her licence since 2009.

He added that most of the traffic violations were for high speeding and Salik gate violations in Dubai.

When the Ras Al Khaimah Police summoned the violator to pay the fines, she denied committing such a large numbers of irregularities. Thereafter, the case was moved to court.

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