transport

1.8m traffic fines settled in Abu Dhabi in 90 days

The discounted offer period ended on February 28 where hundreds of thousands of motorists benefited

Anwar Ahmad, Staff Reporter; Staff Report
16:04 March 3, 2018
People coming out after paying the traffic fine

Abu Dhabi: Fines for more than 1.8 million road traffic violations were settled in Abu Dhabi in the past 90 days of the 50 per cent discount promotion of the Ministry of Interior.

The discounted offer period ended on February 28 during which hundreds of thousands of motorists benefited. A total of 1,867,728 violations were settled in the past three months, the Abu Dhabi Police announced on Thursday.

The reduction in traffic fines was launched in accordance with the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, which offered a 50 per cent discount on fines accumulated from January 1, 2017 to December 2, 2017 to mark the Year of Zayed.

Brigadier Khalifa Mohammad Al Khaili, director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate in the Central Operations Sector, said the three-month period for traffic violation discount began on December 1, 2017 marking the country’s 46th National Day celebrations and lasted until February 28 this year.

The offer included fines for all kinds of road traffic violations except Saed’s accident registration fees.

After the expiry of the grace period, the fines for the violations have now been reversed to the original amounts, Brig Al Khaili said.

He urged motorists who benefited from the discounted traffic fines that to take this offer in a motivational way to comply with laws and regulations of road traffic and should avoid committing the violations again.