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The Dubai police have launched a new road safety policy in the UAE which allows motorists to get a 100% discount on their existing traffic fines. Here’s how.
Steer clear of committing any further road offenses for a year and you can have your records wiped out. The new initiative is in response to the Year of Tolerance and directives from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, the Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police said: “I hope that this initiative will contribute to protecting the lives of road users, to making Dubai roads free of accidents and to achieve satisfaction and happiness of community members, which is the strategic objective for the government and for Dubai Police.”
The one year-initiative is an attempt to encourage motorists to follow road rules and will be extended if it turns out to be successful. The initiative applies to all vehicles registered in Dubai and will provide 25, 75 and 100% discounts.
- Drivers who do not commit any traffic violations for three months can obtain a reduction of 25 per cent of their current fines
- Drivers who do not commit any traffic violations for six months can obtain a reduction of 50 per cent of their current fines
- Drivers who do not commit any traffic violations for nine months can obtain a reduction of 75 per cent of their current fines
- Drivers who do not commit any traffic violations for 12 months can obtain a reduction of 100 per cent of their current fines
The policy applies only to privately owned vehicles, and will not apply to vehicles registered with businesses, rental agencies, public or private transport companies. Also, if the motorist is out of the country for three months after committing a road offense, he cannot benefit from the policy.