Dubai Police have announced that motorists can avail discounts on traffic fines during the Year of Tolerance.
According to Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police: "Starting from today, motorists don't have to pay their traffic fines - at specified rates - as long as they follow traffic rules throughout the year.
This announcement was posted during a press conference by the Dubai Police on the new initiative.
People can renew their car registration and make all traffic transactions without paying their fines. Later the amount will be deducted from their account for good conduct.
The initiative, termed "Settle Your Traffic Fines", came as a directive from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as part of the overall drive towards increasing customer satisfaction and happiness levels in the UAE and in line with the Year of Tolerance initiative.
According to another post, the Commander-in-Chief stipulated the discount rates as follows:
1- Follow the rules for 3 months, get 25% discount
2- Follow the rules for 6 months, get 50% discount
3- Follow the rules for 9 months, get 75% discount
4- Follow the rules for a year, get 100% discount
For example, if the value of accumulated traffic violations is Dh10,000, a reduction of 25% will be obtained and the driver pays Dh7,500. After six months, the motorist can pay Dh5,000 only, and if the driver did not commit any traffic violations for a year then the entire traffic violation amount will be waived.
According to Al Marri, the new policy will only apply to violations issued by Dubai Police.
Company or business cars, rental companies, transportation companies and motorists who are outside the country for more than 3 months, cannot avail of the discounts.
The discount does not include RTA and Dubai Municipality violations.
The first-of-its-kind initiative is primarily concerned with protecting residents from all walks of life and helping them follow the rules for their own safety, said Al Marri.
News compiled by FixOnClick
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