Parking and Salik fines, however, are not included in the initiative as they are not traffic offences
Dubai motorists who avail of traffic fine discount initiative launched by Dubai Police earlier this year can renew vehicle registration without paying traffic fines.
Under the traffic fine discount initiative, motorists who don’t commit traffic offences for three months (counted from February 6) get a 25% discount on accumulated traffic fines.
A clean record for six months means a 50% discount, nine months means a 75% discount and those who have a clean record for one year get a 100% discount.
Parking and Salik fines, however, are not included in the initiative, he said, as they are not traffic offences.
However, drivers from other emirates, or those who have other RTA fines, need to clear them when they renew vehicle registration.
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, chief of Dubai Police, said: “We have coordinated with the Roads and Transport Authority to allow individuals to renew their vehicle’s registration automatically regardless of accumulated fines or any periods of confiscation imposed on vehicles, or offenses committed. We want the public to benefit from the discount initiative.
Individuals can go to registration centres and decide whether or not to pay traffic fines immediately. Individuals can choose the amount of fines they want to clear. However, if they don’t commit a traffic offence, they don’t have to pay anything till February 2020.”
Earlier this month, Dubai Police announced that a total of 457,154 drivers benefited from the initial 25% discount on their accumulated traffic fines.
Dubai Police said the initiative waived a total of 1,260,047 traffic offences. It also led to a 19% reduction in vehicles impounded over traffic offences.
Brig Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the traffic department, said that drivers who have not benefitted from the initative have the chance to do so in the coming months.