Dubai motorists to get 50% discount for driving safely

Initiative is part of 'A Day Without Accidents', which is being held on September 2
Dubai motorists to get 50% discount for driving safely
‘A Day Without Accidents’ is being held on September 2 and coincides with the first week of schools returning from the summer holidays.
By Staff writer
Wed 21 Aug 2019 10:38 AM

Drivers in Dubai can earn themselves a 50 percent discount on confiscation fees and black points next month.

The initiative, from Dubai Police, is part of ‘A Day Without Accidents’, which is being held on September 2 and coincides with the first week of schools returning from the summer holidays.

Drivers who sign up to the campaign and remain accident-free for the day will be rewarded with a certificate and discounts on fees and black points if the vehicle is confiscated before or after September 2.

Colonel Jumaa Bin Suwaidan, acting director of the Dubai Police Traffic Department, revealed last year’s initiative saw more than 900,000 people signing the pledge.

“The campaign helped to have zero deaths on the first day of schools in 2018,” said Bin Suwaidan. “We recorded four serious accidents on that day last year compared to eight accidents in 2017.”

And he said that minor accidents reduced dramatically with just six vehicles damaged on that day in 2018 compared to 15 the year before.

To register, visit the Dubai Police website.

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