Six-month grace period before the new list of traffic fines takes effect

ABU DHABI — The Interior Ministry will give a six-month grace period before the recently-endorsed, new list of traffic fines becomes effective.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 4 Apr 2006, 11:04 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:47 PM

While it is not yet known when this period starts, "the grace period will begin immediately after the new amendments to the traffic law are approved and notified by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan," said Major-General Saif Abdullah Al Shafaar, Under-Secretary at the Interior Ministry.

Major-General Shafaar was speaking to reporters after honouring participants of the National Security Awareness Campaign at the Abu Dhabi Police Officers' Club yesterday. The traffic law amendments, he said, were being referred to the technical ministerial committee for legislation prior to their approval by the President.

''The drafting committee has recommended the 24 black point system and linked it with traffic violations whose fines range from Dh600 to Dh2,000,'' he said.

Motorists who get 24 points will have their driving licence withdrawn for a certain period and ultimately revoked permanently in case of repeated violations.

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