50% discount on UAE traffic fines to end in March

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50% discount on UAE traffic fines to end in March

Dubai - Traffic fines across the UAE have been slashed, in line with the Year of Giving.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 7:30 PM

Residents who still haven't paid their traffic fines have nearly six weeks to avail the 50 per cent discount. 
The reduction will be valid for traffic fines issued between January 1 and December 2, 2017, in Dubai. The discounted fines will have to be paid within 90 days starting from December 1, after which the full value of the fines shall be charged. 
The Dubai Police started implementing the 50 per cent reduction in traffic fines and vehicle confiscation fees from Monday evening. The reduced fines can be paid through the police's electronic systems and regular platforms.
On December 1 - the eve of the UAE National Day - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, had directed the Ministry of Interior to coordinate with the traffic and licensing departments across the country to slash all traffic fines by 50 per cent, in line with the Year of Giving.
According to Brigadier Khalid Nasser Abdul Razzaq Al Razouqi of the police's General Department of Smart Services, the fine amounts will appear automatically reduced starting Monday evening, on the Dubai Police's smart mobile app, website and other platforms.
Once the vehicle plate details or driver's licence number is entered, the amount to be paid after the 50 per cent reduction will be shown.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director-general of the traffic department, said he hoped the generous discount announcement would solve the problem of accumulated traffic violations and subsequent non-renewals on many vehicles. He added that the same discounts are offered on confiscated cars. The discount will be implemented for all vehicles, whether it is private, commercial or others.
Drivers can also pay using the traditional payment methods such as at the General Department of Traffic branches, police stations, Roads and Transport Authority and at ATM machines.
Brig Al Mazrouei stressed that drivers should continue to abide by traffic laws. Any violations committed after December 2, 2017, will be subject to the fine amounts in full.
Validity of discounts on Abu Dhabi fines
Jasmine Al Kuttab
The Abu Dhabi Police have confirmed that the 50 per cent discount on traffic violation fines and impounded vehicles fees will continue for 90 days.
In a statement released by the force on Monday, officials said the 50 per cent discount, which began on December 2, is applicable for all traffic offences issued between August 1, 2016, and December 1, 2017.

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