Two weeks left to get 50% off on traffic fines in Abu Dhabi
The discount is applicable for all traffic offences issued between August 1, 2016, and December 1, 2017. - Alamy Image
Abu Dhabi - The fine reduction was part of the police's schemes for the Year of Giving
If you have a traffic fine in Abu Dhabi that hasn't been cleared yet, you have just another 16 days to avail the 50 per cent discount. The Abu Dhabi Police have reminded motorists that the 50 per cent discount on traffic violation fines will end on March 1.
The discount, which began on December 2 last year, is applicable for all traffic offences issued between August 1, 2016, and December 1, 2017. Brigadier Khalifa Mohammed Al Khaili, director of traffic and patrols directorate, has urged all motorists to take advantage of the scheme.
"If you don't pay before March 1, the fines will need to be paid in full," Al Khaili said on Monday. He noted that the reduced fines can be paid through the police's electronic systems and regular platforms.
He stressed that drivers should continue to abide by traffic laws to avoid accidents.
The fine reduction was part of the police's schemes for the Year of Giving and aimed to spread the culture of road safety among residents.
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.