Drifters face SR1,000 fine, car confiscation

Updated 30 December 2015

Drifters face SR1,000 fine, car confiscation

JEDDAH: Director of Jeddah Traffic Brigadier Wasallah Al-Harbi said whoever is caught practicing car drifting will be punished by law and he will need to take a driving test after he promises not to drift again.
This also means that if an offender is caught car drifting for the first time, his vehicle will be seized for 15 days and he will have to pay a SR1,000 fine. A court will decide how his prison sentence will be applied, he said.
Al-Harbi added that offenders caught for the second time will have their vehicles confiscated for a month, a penalty of SR1,500 will be applied and a court will impose a longer prison sentence.
A third-time offending drifter will be penalized with a SR2,000 fine, the vehicle impounded and a longer prison sentence, in addition, he will have to pay more if the vehicle is rented or stolen.

Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

Updated 06 December 2019

Recent archaeological discoveries highlight Saudi Arabia as ‘a cradle of human civilizations,’ Rome conference told

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has become a leader in the field of archaeological research in the past five years, a major exhibition in Rome was told.

Abdullah Al-Zahrani, director-general of archaeological research and studies at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said that 44 international archaeological missions had been carried out this year in the Kingdom.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the “Roads of Arabia: Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages” exhibition, which opened at the National Museum of Rome on Nov. 26.

The groundbreaking exhibition was inaugurated by Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan and Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini.

Al-Zahrani said that the Kingdom “has become one of the most advanced countries in terms of archaeological disclosures.”

“Recent discoveries by local and international missions have highlighted the Kingdom’s historical status and cultural depth as the cradle of the beginnings of human civilizations,” he said.

Archaeological discoveries continue to “instil the civilized dimension of the Kingdom,” he said.

“The religious, political, economic and cultural stature that Saudi Arabia enjoys is an extension of its long cultural heritage, in addition to its distinctive geographical position as a bridge and hub of cultural interaction between East and West that made it a meeting point for international land and sea trade routes throughout all ages,” he added.