112,116 violations caught by radar guns

112,116 violations caught by radar guns

The General Department of Traffic of the Dubai Police has registered around 112,116 violations using radar guns in the first nine months of the year, according to Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, Director of the department.

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Matar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that through Gitex 2012 platform, the RTA will launch a galaxy of innovative e-services highlighted by payment of fare of public transport means (metro, public buses and the water bus) with smart phones using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

Simultaneous registration of trucks, trailers from Dec

The Licensing Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that from the beginning of December this year, all owners of trucks, trailers and semi-trailers will be required to carry out the testing and licensing of these vehicles at the same time in a single process through the heavy vehicles testing centres in Dubai.

Pay bus, metro fares 
with smartphones

Pay bus, metro fares 
with smartphones

DUBAI — Matar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that through Gitex 2012 platform, the RTA will launch a galaxy of innovative e-services highlighted by payment of fare of public transport means (metro, public buses and the water bus) with smart phones using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

RTA to unify testing and licensing of trailers

The Licensing Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that from the beginning of December this year, all owners of trucks, trailers and semi-trailers will be required to carry out the testing and licensing of these vehicles at the same time in a single process through all heavy vehicles testing centers in Dubai in order to enhance the traffic safety.

Parents told to remain focused while driving

Parents told to remain focused while driving

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has called upon parents and guardians of students to be careful while dropping their children off at schools and while picking them up, and stressed that paying little or no attention to children while embarking or disembarking from vehicles could lead to horrific accidents.

Traffic woes are back again

Traffic woes are back again

Looks like breezing through the Dubai-Sharjah roads has become a thing of the past. Haven’t you noticed an increase in traffic lately, especially while driving to work in the morning or leaving in the evening? Traffic jams are back and the Road and Traffic Authority (RTA) has confirmed it. One of the main reasons cited is the reopening of schools.

‘Avoid using hazard lights during fog’

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The Abu Dhabi Police have advised motorists not to use hazard lights while driving during foggy weather and requested them to opt to the low-beam headlights, if necessary.

‘Abu Dhabi city bus fare hike will improve discipline’

‘Abu Dhabi city bus fare hike will improve discipline’

For some regular passengers, the Department of Transport (DoT) has taken exactly the right step in raising the city bus fares from Dh1 to Dh2, a change that will take effect on November 1. Without any awareness of the DoT’s rationale, commuter Alfred echoes the officials’ desired outcome in doubling the price.

UAQ motorists to get 50% off on fines

UAQ motorists to get 50% off on fines

Come October 14 and all traffic fines incurred on the Umm Al Quwain roads will be cut by half. Lt-Col Saeed Obaid bin Aran, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department at UAQ Police, on Thursday said the grace period will be valid till December 6.