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Over 457,000 Dubai motorists benefit from new traffic fine discounts

Dubai Police reveal early results of Traffic Fines Settlement Initiative as traffic accidents, deaths fall

Over 457,000 Dubai motorists benefit from new traffic fine discounts
Dubai registered 43,947 accidents during the initiative’s first quarter while the number of traffic accidents during the same period last year amounted to 48,247.

Some 457,154 drivers have benefited from the Traffic Fines Settlement Initiative launched in February by the Dubai Police General Command, receiving 25 percent off traffic fines.

The initiative, which was launched at the start of the Year of Tolerance, will give drivers up to 100 percent discount on fines providing that they do not commit any traffic violations over the next 12 months.

It also offers 75 percent off over the next nine months, 50 percent for six months, and 25 percent for three months.

Dubai Police said the discount is being offered to reduce the financial burden on motorists and also encourage them to adhere to traffic regulations, state news agency WAM reported.

Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, assistant Commander-in-Chief for operation, Dubai Police, praised the initiative’s results, saying they highlighted a decline in traffic accidents and injuries and deaths between February and May compared to the same period last year.

Dubai registered 43,947 accidents during the initiative’s first quarter while the number of traffic accidents during the same period last year amounted to 48,247.

The total number of deaths amounted to 20, compared to 29 in 2018, while vehicles seized decreased by 19 percent, he added.

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