UAE motorist issued with quarter-of-a-million dollar traffic fine

Have you been flashed by a camera on the roads? Then Don’t break the rules. (Shutterstock)
Updated 18 October 2017
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UAE motorist issued with quarter-of-a-million dollar traffic fine

DUBAI: Anyone who drives in the Gulf region will be all too familiar with the conditions on the roads: the random parking, the fast driving, the sudden lane changes – and these are just three traits, drivers display.
And across the region governments are cracking down on the issue as they try to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities.
The UAE is no exception to this, and one driver is living proof having received a massive 1 million dirhams ($272,254) in fines from traffic police in the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
“The motorist was caught by radars on the roads, and found him committing a number of traffic violations, including speeding,” Major General Ali Abdullah Bin Alwan Al-Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, told the Arabic daily Al Khaleej.
It is the biggest motoring fine issued in recent years, but the offending driver received some help thanks to the police force’s celebration marking International Happiness Day in the shape of a 50 percent discount.


US police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

Updated 17 July 2018
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US police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

  • Police tried to get the dog to hop into his police car, but her legs were too short
  • It took a few hours before Bean’s owners tracked her down

CAPE MAY, N.J.: A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.
Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday. He tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he tried to get the dog to hop into his police car, but her legs were too short so he had to lift her.
Police posted a photo of Bean on Facebook with the caption: “This is what happens when you run away from home.” It took a few hours before Bean’s owners tracked her down.
Hadley Hubbard of Baltimore, Maryland, thanked police and posted that Bean was sound asleep after an exciting run.
LeSage posted that Bean paid her bail in cookies.