A motorist from Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE has racked up AED 1,250,000 ($340,320) in traffic fines, according to Gulf News.

The commander-in-chief of the RAK Police, Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, said these traffic fines are the highest ever recorded by a single driver in the emirate so far.

"The fines have all been recorded by the radars installed on the roads and highways of Ras Al Khaimah," Major General Al Nuaimi told the Arabic daily Al Khaleej

"Most fines came from speeding violations committed by the motorist," he added.

After RAK Police gave him a generous 50 percent discount due to the country's celebration of Happiness Day, he was left to pay half the amount - which is still a hefty AED 625,000 ($170,160).

"The fine reduction was a great relief for the young erring driver who paid the penalty," Major General Al Nuaimi said.

In another case of reckless driving, official records show the second highest traffic fines recorded by one driver in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah to be a grand total of AED 250,000 ($68,064). 

Both drivers have since paid the fines in full.

Here is how Facebook users reacted...

"There should be other ways to discipline reckless drivers"

Some thought community service should be given to the driver

Other said it was an "expensive joke"

"His license should be confiscated for lifetime"

Some even thought the man should be forgiven...

New Guinness World Record?

"He should be in jail"