UAE to set ceiling on traffic fines

Proposal for Dh10,000-15,000) ceiling

By A Staff Reporter

The UAE intends to copy Dubai’s experience and set a federal ceiling on traffic fines which must be paid by offenders or their vehicles will be seized, the chairman of the federal traffic council was quoted on Tuesday as saying.

Major General Mohammed Al Zafin said council members discussed Dubai’s rule for a maximum payment of traffic fines of Dh6,000 but that some of them consider the ceiling as low on the ground some single fines could reach Dh3,000.

“There is a proposal by some members to raise the ceiling before it is enforced through the UAE…in Dubai, the ceiling is set at Dh6,000 which must be paid by the offenders or their car will be impounded after a maximum period of three months,” Zafin told the Arabic language daily Emarat Alyoum.

He said one proposal was that the ceiling should be set at Dh10,000-15,000 but added it is still under discussion by the council members.