UAE: Woman racks up traffic fines of Dh247,000 with 414 offences

Ajman - Police say she committed 4 traffic violations per week for three years straight.

(Supplied photo)
(Supplied photo)

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Wed 17 Mar 2021, 12:25 PM

Last updated: Wed 17 Mar 2021, 1:09 PM

The long and efficient arm of the law has caught up with a motorist, who had racked up fines worth over Dh247,000.

The Ajman Police said the woman had committed 414 offences, most of which were speeding. Her car has now been seized.

She committed an average of four violations per week over three years.

The police said the Arab woman, 30, will have to pay the amount in full, failing which it will be sold off in an auction.


Major Rashid Hamid bin Hindi, Head of Traffic Investigation and Control Department at the Traffic and Patrols Department of Ajman Police, said speeding is one of the most common traffic violations.

Any motorist found to exceed the speed limit by over 80 kilometres per hour (kmph) would have to pay a fine of Dh3,000. Besides, the errant driver would be docked 23 traffic points and h/her vehicle would be seized for 60 days.

Similarly, anybody who exceeds a speed limit by 60kmph has to pay a fine of Dh2,000, 12 traffic points would be docked, and h/her car confiscated for 30 days.

Bin Hindi urged motorists to obey traffic rules, pay attention to speed limits in a bid to maintain road safety. The UAE’s Ministry of Interior has been working overtime to attain its cherished goal of becoming the best country in the world as far as road safety is concerned.

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