Plenty bad, if this story from Saudi Gazette is in the least accurate—and I’ve no reason to suspect it is not! Over a two-day period, in just one province of Saudi Arabia, police found 30,000 traffic violations. The majority of these, I’m confident, did not involve a missing license plate.
30,000 traffic violations in 2 days
By Shabna Aziz
DAMMAM – An overwhelming 30,000 traffic violations were found by authorities within a short span of two days in Eastern Province. The violations were found after the authorities installed radars and surveillance cameras on highways as part of traffic department’s fight against increasing traffic accidents. The traffic department has also placed officers in disguise at crucial points to monitor traffic violators.
These safety measures were taken in order to reduce the number of accidents because traffic in Eastern Province has considerably increased during the holiday season as schools across the Kingdom have closed for more than a week after the mid-term exams last week. – SG