Driver asked to pay $10,666 in traffic fines

A Saudi student has accumulated SR40,000 ($10,666) in traffic fines for speeding and driving without a licence, more than double the price of his car, a newspaper in the Gulf kingdom reported on Saturday.

The college student from the southern province of Jazan had bought his car for SR15,000 ($4,000) ahead of his scheduled driving test but has now lost hope of obtaining a licence at present, 'Sabq' said.

“He says he will now wait until he graduates and gets a job so he will seek a bank loan to pay all the fines and apply again for a licence.”The paper said most of the penalties accumulated by the unnamed student were for excess speed, failure to use the seat belt and driving without licence.

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