50% off on UAE traffic fines: New Year gift from RAK Police

Ras Al Khaimah - Police urge members of the public to take advantage of the initiative and clear outstanding fines



By Web report

Published: Thu 24 Dec 2020, 11:52 AM

Last updated: Thu 24 Dec 2020, 2:04 PM

To mark the New Year, and in response to the wishes and requests of community member, the Ras Al Khaimah Police department has decided to extend the 50 per cent traffic fine discount scheme until January 3, 2021.

The fine was first announced to mark the UAE 49th National Day, and valid for only seven days from December 2-8. It was then extended to December 23, according to informed sources.

RAK Police has urged members of the public who have yet to pay their fines to take advantage of the renewed extension and clear their outstanding fines before January 3.

“The move is aimed to bring happiness to the public and reduce their financial burdens.”

All black points shall be cancelled, and the fines due for vehicle impoundment shall be waived off as well, they added.

“The [discount] drive is a good opportunity for all booked drivers, particularly those with big fines to clear their records at a lower cost.”

The discount scheme covers all fines, including speed radars and impoundments. The fines can be paid via the MOI smartphone app, but for violations requiring vehicle impoundment, motorists have to visit the Traffic and Licensing Services Centre and the Vehicle Impoundment Complex at Al Saadi area.

“All drivers are urged to observe traffic rules and regulations for road users’ safety and theirs,” said Ras Al Khaimah Police.

The 50 per cent discount scheme — announced by the Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, and Fujairah police as well — is regularly made by law enforcement bodies across the emirates every year to mark the occasion of the UAE's National Day, and increase people's happiness.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com

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