Now, pay traffic fines at police stations in Dubai

dubai — Motorists in Dubai can pay traffic fines at any of the police stations by cash or through debit/credit cards round the clock, the General Department of Finance of the Dubai Police announced on Wednesday.

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Amira Agarib

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Published: Fri 26 Aug 2011, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:11 AM

At a press conference also attended by Colonel Naeem Al Khateeb, Director of Finance, Colonel Mohammed Nassir, Deputy Director of Criminal Investigation for Police Stations, said the new service was launched on the instructions of Lieutenant-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police.

The service was being offered in six police stations on a trial basis from May. It has now been extended to all police stations.

Col Nassir said the customer service official at each station will collect the fines round the clock.

Anyone who has a traffic fine can go to the nearest police station and pay the fine. All police stations have been linked to the Traffic Department.

The General Department of Finance also announced that an account team has managed to collect Dh1 billion in accumulated traffic fines from motorists of vehicles bearing the number plates of Dubai, other emirates and even AGCC countries.

The police collected Dh16 million from people who were allowed to pay the fines in instalments. The Dh1 billion collected forms 70 per cent of the total fines and the rest will be collected soon. As much as Dh210 million was collected from the owners of vehicles bearing number plates of other emirates and Dh11 million from the owners of vehicles with AGCC registration.

The collection team, which managed to collect Dh1 billion in fines, comprised 10 police officers, Colonel Nassir said.

They collected the fine amounts in cash, through internet transfer, credit/debit cards and e-dirhams.

He said the department will have partnerships with government and private entities to collect traffic fines.

“The police have already held a meeting with the Dubai Economic Department in this regard, but they need to issue a law before implementing this. The officials discussed establishing a link between the Dubai Police and the Economic Department and non-renewal of licences of those who have accumulated traffic fines,” he said.

Discounts in fines

Col Nissar also said motorists could also seek discounts of 30 to 40 per cent in traffic fines after a mechanism will be introduced after Eid Al Fitr. However, the fines must be paid in full to get discounts.

The mechanism will be announced by Lt-Gen Dhahi Khalfan after Eid.

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