DUBAI 7 February 2019: Dubai Police has launched an initiative for traffic fines settlement in Dubai through which drivers can get up to a 100% reduction on the total accumulated existing traffic fines.
Drivers can obtain a reduction on the accumulated traffic fines under the following circumstances:
•Drivers who do not commit any traffic violations for three months can obtain a reduction of 25% on the total accumulated existing fines.
•Drivers who do not commit any traffic violations for six months can obtain a reduction of 50% on the total accumulated existing fines.
•Drivers who do not commit any traffic violations for nine months can obtain a reduction of 75% on the total accumulated existing fines.
•Drivers who do not commit any traffic violations for 12 months can obtain a reduction of 100% on the total accumulated existing fines.
In a press conference held at the Dubai Police General HQ, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said the initiative is in response to the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who has declared the year 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, and to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has stressed that “Tolerance increases strength and resilience, and helps establish a global, cohesive society.”
Maj-Gen Al Marri explained that the initiative is the core of the Dubai Police’s interest in terms of securing roads and lives as well as ensuring the happiness of our communities.
Maj-Gen Al Marri said the initiative is a result of thorough studies and researches of what is happening in reality and a true representation to the meaning of tolerance where laws and customs are set to serve humanity, not just to discipline violators.
Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant Commander-in-chief for Operations; said the initiative applies to all vehicles registered in the Emirate of Dubai, on condition that the driver abides by traffic laws and regulations and does not commit any violations for a full calendar year starting from February 2019.
Maj-Gen Al Zafeen explained the initiative only applies to privately owned vehicles and does not apply to vehicles registered with businesses, rental offices or companies, including public or private transport companies. He added that individuals who reside outside the state for more than three consecutive months from the date of the traffic violation cannot benefit from the initiative.
“The driver’s compliance with traffic laws and regulations will be computed on 6 February 2019 with a (25%) reduction for every three months. If a driver commits an offence before the end of the period, he/she cannot benefit from the initiative, and the grace period is recounted from the date of the new violation,” Maj-Gen Al Zafeen added.
The press conference was also attended by Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of Dubai Traffic Police; Colonel Faisal Essa AlQasim, Director of Security Media, and a number of senior officers and media personnel.