relaxing in Dubai

Dubai Drivers to get 30 percent discount on traffic fines

Dubai Traffic

If you drive on the roads of Dubai and get traffic fines every now and then, here is good news for you.

Drivers in Dubai will be given a 30 percent discount on traffic fines for the next three months.

The electronic system used by the emirate’s traffic police has been amended to reflect the reduction, which will come into play on the first Sunday after Eid, reported Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm.

The reduction will cover all traffic violations.

Dubai motorists notched up AED324m in fines in the first quarter for motoring offences committed around the UAE, compared with AED252m in the same period last year, the Roads and Transport Authority said earlier this month.

The most common offences among drivers included exceeding the speed limit by up to 40kph, and disturbing traffic flow, the RTA said.
Dubai Police said in June that its traffic force aimed to cut fatalities on the roads from 70 per 100,000 people, to zero deaths within the next nine years.

Speeding is responsible for 80 percent of road accidents in Dubai, government data shows.

From: Arabian Business

Traffic Violation Fines Generate Dhs 600 Million For Dubai

Dubai Traffic

In recent statistics revealed by Dubai police, traffic violators in Dubai paid Dh 600 million (about USD 160 million) as fines in 2008.

2.46 million traffic fines were issued in 2007 as opposed to 2 million fines in 2007, said Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police chief.

Intensifying traffic patrols and more speed radars have helped to reduce deaths due to road accidents, said the police chief.

There is a 12 per cent dip in road deaths in 2008, from 332 deaths in 2007 to 294 deaths in 2008, he said.

The most dangerous road is still Emirates Road with 46 deaths in 2008, compared to 67 in 2007. Close behind is Shaikh Zayed Road with 24 deaths in 2008, compared to 54 in 2007.