DUBAI 23 August 2019: Some 425,371 drivers benefitted from the “Traffic Fines Settlement” initiative launched on 7th February, 2019, by the Dubai Police General HQ, for not breaking the traffic law and received discounts of up to 50 percent on their fines.
Dubai Police said the discount is being offered to reduce the financial burden on motorists and also encourage them to adhere to traffic regulations.
The initiative offers discounts of up to 100 percent, providing that affected driver does not commit any traffic violations for a whole year, Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operation at Dubai Police, revealed and added that promoting a culture of traffic safety in the community will help achieve the strategic goals of the country’s traffic and patrol departments, to reduce traffic accidents and resulting deaths.
He made this statement during a press conference organised today by the Dubai Traffic Police announcing the second quarter results of the initiative, in the presence of Colonel Juma Salim bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of Dubai Traffic Police, and several officers and media representatives.
Maj. Gen. Al Zafeen praised the initiative’s results, which reflects the willingness of drivers to follow traffic laws and respect the road while pointing out that the initiative has several social, traffic, security and humanitarian goals, such as maintaining road security and safety and reducing the financial burdens on traffic violators.
Colonel bin Suwaidan said that the results highlighted a decline in traffic accidents that resulted in injuries and deaths from 1st February to 1st August compared to last year. Dubai witnessed a 14% drop in serious accidents and 2% drop in traffic fines registered during the initiative’s first six months compared to the same period last year.