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| 21 November, 2017

Sheikh Mohammed orders discount on Dubai traffic fines

DUBAI, UAE - FEB 27 2014: Traffic Jam at Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Thursday and Friday nights are the busiest in Dubai as it is the last day of the work week and its also the weekend for most people

DUBAI, UAE - FEB 27 2014: Traffic Jam at Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Thursday and Friday nights are the busiest in Dubai as it is the last day of the work week and its also the weekend for most people

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Discount doesn't apply on fines incurred in 2017

In the spirit of the Year of Giving, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, had in June announced a 50 per cent discount on traffic and impoundment fines.

According to a resolution issued by Sheikh Mohammed, the reduction will be on finesincurred in 2016andtake effect as of July 1until the end of the year. The discount will not include violations booked from the beginning of 2017 and onwards.

The Dubai Police posted a notification about 50 per cent discount on Dubai fines on Instagram yesterday.

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief said: "The discount doesn't apply on fines given in 2017, with discount effective from July 1 until year end.

''Sheikh Mohammed's resolution comes in support of the main pillars of Year of Giving, declared by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to promote social responsibility, volunteering and nation's service.

"It also underscores Sheikh Mohammed's determination to foster the value of giving as a holistic community-inspired approach which engages all forces of the community to confirm that giving and generosity are two key characteristics of the role model Emirati character.''

Different channels will be provided to ease the payment process for residents. The decision will help ease the burden on society members in paying their accumulated fines.

Where and how to pay?

Motorists can pay their fines that they had incurred in 2016, starting from July (2017) till end of theyear.

Modes of payment

Dubai Police Traffic Department, police stations, vehicle registration centres, fine payment machines in shopping centres, through the internet and Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA)offices.

Earlier this month, Fujairah ordered the release of all impounded vehicles from their remaining impounding period, to coincide with the start of Eid Al Fitr and as part of the Year of Giving initiatives of Fujairah Police.

Reporting by Sherouk Zakaria and Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia

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