Woman in Saudi blames ex-husband for traffic fine

The Traffic Department in Jeddah has opened an investigation into a woman’s request to charge traffic fines worth SR75,000 against her ex-husband. (Shutterstock)

The Traffic Department in Jeddah has opened an investigation into a woman’s request to charge traffic fines worth SR75,000 against her ex-husband.

The woman, identified only by her first name Samar, said her ex-husband had taken her car and committed several traffic violations.

“I think my ex-husband wanted to take revenge on me for divorcing him. I was surprised to see such a great number of violations suddenly appearing in my civil record. I should not be paying for the violations because I did not commit them,” said Samar.

She added that she had a big dispute with her husband before their divorce. “I had bought him a car on installment. I was able to afford it because I was employed. After the divorce, I wanted my car back but I found it in complete disrepair and there were a large number of violations,” said Samar.

She asked the Traffic Department to review the videos documenting the violations to prove that it was her ex-husband who committed them.

Samar’s father said he and his daughter had visited several government offices trying to settle this problem.

Jeddah Traffic Department had previously transferred a fine of SR300,000 from the woman to her ex-husband following a similar complaint.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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