Fined for giving friend a lift? Complain to RTA

DUBAI - Motorists who think that they have been wrongly fined by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) inspectors under the suspicion that they were operating illegal taxis can get the fines waived, senior officials have stated.

By Joy Sengupta (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Sat 24 May 2008, 6:25 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:13 PM

With the authority all set to launch a webpage for those interested in the car pooling service from next month, Khalid Mohammed Hashim, Director of Planning and Business Development at the RTA, said the motorists who think that they have been wrongly fined can approach the authority with their complaints.

'There have been some complaints about motorists being fined wrongly by the inspectors. Such people can lodge their complaints with the RTA. A committee would study the cases and conduct investigations. If the committee finds that the motorist has been wrongly fined, the fines and penalties would be cancelled. The motorists can also call the toll-free number 800-9090 in this connection,' he said.

Of late, many motorists have complained that they have been fined by the inspectors for giving lifts to their friends or even family members.


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