Venezuelan bus driver handed nation's first driving ban

Nic Cackett

Living in a nation of overzealous politicians, radar-gun-happy cops and so-called health and safety experts we're well-accustomed to the prospect of losing our right to drive for the most minor transgression of the road laws.

But in Venezuela they play it a little differently. The OPEC nation is as car friendly as a NASCAR car park, and as a result of cheap petrol and laid-back law enforcement, it's taken them until 2011 to actually get round to suspending someone's driving license.