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Saudi man fined for allowing his wife to drive

A woman drives a car in Saudi Arabia October 22, 2013. (Reuters)

The al-Qatif Governorate Traffic Department fined a 28-year-old Saudi national $239 (900 Saudi riyals) and impounded his vehicle for seven days, as he allowed his wife to drive his car, al-Sharq daily said Saturday.

The security patrols caught the woman driving the vehicle in al-Shubaili district at al-Nassirah Corniche in al-Qatif on Thursday evening.

Informed sources said that the woman, aged 23, was also penalized for driving her husband’s 2004 model Honda Accord, silver in color.

The husband and wife had to sign an undertaking that they would not repeat the offense. A traffic violation was registered against the woman for driving without a license. The man and woman were released on bail.

 

This article was previously published on the Saudi Gazette on April 19, 2014.

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