Dubai Police has launched a fresh initiative on February 6, which gives permission to motorists to renew their vehicle registration without paying traffic fines under the traffic fine initiative.

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.”

As per the initiative, motorists who do not break traffic rules for three months (counted from February 6, 2019) will get a 25 percent discount on accumulated traffic lines which means 50 percent discount will be given for six months clean record, 75 percent for nine months and 100 percent discount for one year.

“Individuals can go to registration centers 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 offense, they don’t have to pay anything till February 2020,” Al Merri said.

Dubai Police announced that the initiative has benefitted 457,154 drivers and waived a total of 1,260,047 traffic offenses. It has also helped to reduce the traffic offenses up to 19 percent.

Meanwhile, Brig Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the traffic department, said, “Some drivers who benefited from the 25 percent discount are afraid of canceling the discount if they commit a traffic fine later but they shouldn’t be worried as the discount can’t be canceled”.

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