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Dubai issues 11,000 fines for unregistered cars in 6mths

At least $1.2m worth of fines for unregistered cars were issued during H1

Dubai issues 11,000 fines for unregistered cars in 6mths
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More than 11,000 fines for unregistered cars were reportedly issued in Dubai during the first six months of the year.

With each fine worth AED400 ($108), the total reached AED4.4 million.

Dubai Police General Department of Traffic deputy director Jamal Al Bannai urged motorists to obey the law and avoid a fine.

“We don’t want to have to fine people, as we know that it could be a burden on some,” he was quoted by The National as saying.

The majority of those fined knew their car was unregistered, Al Bannai reportedly said.

“They would renew their insurance policy but neglect to renew their vehicle registration thinking that the insurance is what’s important,” he was quoted as saying.

“Some people do not register their cars to avoid paying a large sum of fines, which need to be settled before renewing the registration.”

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