In the UAE, police agencies frequently run campaigns and promotions that give discounts to drivers who have accrued fines. Two emirates have announced that drivers must only pay half of their fines, and another is currently offering discounts for paying early.
Authorities in the UAE frequently launch campaigns to reduce traffic fines. The objective is to reduce financial burdens and aid drivers in paying their fines so they can renew the registration on their cars.
The police in Umm Al Quwain have reportedly joined Ajman and Abu Dhabi in offering discounts of up to 50% of the cost of traffic fines if they are paid promptly, according to more recent reports from the Emirates.
Traffic Fine Discounts
The recent practice of providing discounts was first introduced by the Abu Dhabi Police. Fines may be paid through the Ministry of Interior app or on police websites. The discounts do not apply to serious offences, and the specific rules and reductions vary from one emirate to the next.
Abu Dhabi Traffic Fine System
Drivers who pay their fines ahead of time can receive discounts from the Abu Dhabi Police. Likewise, drivers who violate the law must pay their fines within 60 days of the offence or face a 35% penalty. They also receive a 25% discount if they pay within a year and after the 60-day grace period.
For ease of payment, fines can be paid through the Abu Dhabi government’s digital channels or directly through the police’s customer service platforms.
Ajman Traffic Fine System
Not so different from Abu Dhabi, If a driver in Ajman is caught driving recklessly, they may receive a 50% discount on some offences if they pay by January 6, 2023.
The discount, however, does not apply to moving violations like endangering human life, running red lights, or exceeding the speed limit by 80 kph. The agreement is valid for offences that occurred prior to November 11, 2022.
Umm Al Quwain Traffic Fine system
For offences committed in Umm Al Quwain, drivers can have half of their traffic fines reduced. From December 1, 2022, to January 6, 2023, the discount is valid. The fine cut applies to crimes that were committed prior to October 31.
The programme does not cover serious traffic offences. Fines may be paid through the police department’s website or the interior ministry’s mobile app.
Public Holiday Announced For National Day
To commemorate Commemoration Day and the 51st National Day of the UAE, three days of paid time off will be granted to private sector employees.
From Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 3, workers will have a four-day weekend. Since Sunday, December 4, is a holiday, workers will return to work on Monday, December 5.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization announced the holiday on Friday. The UAE Media Office had earlier stated that public-sector employees would receive the same number of vacation days.
Annually, Commemoration Day, formerly known as Martyr’s Day, honours those who passed away while performing their duty.
Although it officially falls on November 30, it has recently been observed with a public holiday the day after, a practice that will continue this year.
The UAE celebrates National Day to commemorate the nation’s founding in 1971. The United Arab Emirates was formed when Ras Al Khaimah joined as the seventh emirate the following year, and that day is commemorated.
Next month, in December, Emiratis will proudly celebrate their nation’s 51st National Day for ten days with the utmost respect.