By Elsa Baxter
The RTA also clamping down on owners of unregistered vehicles - official.
Motorists with fines of more than AED5,000 can pay off the amount in equal instalments, an official of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said.
Ahmad Hashim Behroozian, chief executive officer of the RTA's Licensing Agency, told Gulf News, the fines included those issued by the police and the RTA, like Salik and parking fines.
He told the paper the RTA was clamping down on owners of unregistered vehicles.
"There are more than 80,000 vehicles in Dubai with expired registration as the owners including individuals and companies avoid registering for various reasons, mainly due to hefty fines," he told the paper.
“We are going to have strict control on vehicle registration as we have taken up the matter with the federal insurance authority to develop a new strategy regarding vehicle insurance with expired registration," he said.
Behroozian told the paper the RTA was working with insurance companies to strike up an agreement preventing drivers from insuring their vehicle without proper registration.
Motorists currently have one month in which to register their vehicle after it expires. Those who go over this time face a fine of AED20 per month, which the RTA is looking to increase, Behroozian told the paper.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, hence motorists can now pay fines in instalments. Trust Dubai to find a way of making speeding more affordable for the masses. Speed now, pay later. The new motto for the RTA, to go with "My City, My Metro." Ironic really, how on the one hand RTA are trying to get more of the public to park their vehicles at home and use the Metro, while on the other hand they allow payments of fines in installments as they desperately need the money to pay for the Metro.
The Fines are very heavy in these time of crisis, the government should decrease the value of these fines as they are a very burden to the people. The income level of people has decreased and so is the people loss of jobs.