Kuwaiti caught driving with 1,645 violations

Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-05 11:29:34-04

A Kuwaiti driver who apparently thought having license plates from another Gulf country would help avoid more than 1,600 traffic citations has been hit with a huge fine.

The state-run Kuwait News Agency says the driver racked up 1,645 different driving violations while traveling under the unnamed Gulf country's plates.

KUNA quoted a statement from an Interior Ministry official, Maj. Gen. Abdullah al-Mehanna, as saying that the driver faced over $190,000 in fines after being caught.

The statement on Saturday did not identify the driver, but reminded drivers they have a month's grace period to change their license plates to Kuwaiti ones for foreign-bought cars.

Countries throughout the Gulf use traffic cameras to enforce speed limits and traffic laws.