UAE: 5 traffic fine discount schemes explained; how to get up to 50% off on penalties

Four emirates have announced that motorists need to pay just half of their fines, while another has a pay-early-get discounts offer going on



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Published: Sun 20 Nov 2022, 12:43 PM

Last updated: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 3:00 PM

Police forces in the UAE have offered the perfect National Day gift for residents: Up to 50 per cent discounts on traffic fines. Four emirates have announced that motorists need to pay just half their fines, while another has an ongoing pay-early-get-discounts offer.

Authorities in the UAE routinely roll out discount campaigns on traffic fines. The aim is to ease financial burdens and help motorists clear their penalties so that they can renew their vehicle registrations.

Here is all you need to know about the four discount schemes announced so far:

Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Police have a scheme where motorists can get discounts on fines if they clear them early. If errant drivers pay their fines within 60 days of having committed them, they get 35 per cent off. If they pay after the 60-day period and in under a year, they get 25 per cent off.

Fines can be paid via the digital channels of the Abu Dhabi government or directly at the police’s customer service platforms.

Motorists can also pay their dues in interest-free installments via Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Mashreq Bank and Emirates Islamic Bank.

Sharjah

Sharjah has become the fourth emirate to announce a 50 per cent discount on traffic fines. Motorists can avail of the reduced fee between December 1, 2022, and January 20, 2023.

The discounted fine applies to violations committed before December 1, 2022.

Fujairah

Drivers can get their traffic fines slashed by 50 per cent under the emirate's discount scheme that will run for 60 days from November 29. Black points will also be cancelled.

It will cover penalties incurred before November 26, but serious traffic violations are not included.

Ajman

A 50 per cent discount on fines is applicable on offences committed in Ajman before November 11. Motorists will have to settle the fines before January 6, 2023.

Serious traffic offences like endangering lives, jumping the red light and speeding by more than 80kmph over the limit are not covered.

Motorists can settle their fines through police customer service centres, automated Sahl kiosks, or the Ajman Police/Ministry of Interior apps.

Umm Al Quwain

Motorists can get half of their traffic penalties knocked off for offences recorded in Umm Al Quwain. The discount is applicable from December 1, 2022, till January 6, 2023. Offences committed before October 31 are covered under the fine cut.

Serious traffic offences are not covered under the scheme. The fines can be paid on the police’s website or the Ministry of Interior app.

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