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Motorists in Dubai can pay fines in instalments

Dubai Police say offenders must pay 30% of penalties upfront

  • By Dina Aboul Hosn, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 May 9, 2012
  • Gulf News

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  • You can pay your traffic fines in instalments if it exceeds Dh3,000, by paying 30 per cent of the total amount in advance.

Dubai: Motorists have been reminded that they can pay their accumulated traffic fines in instalments if the amount they owe exceeds Dh3,000.

"You can pay your traffic fines in instalments if it exceeds Dh3,000, by paying 30 per cent of the total amount in advance," it was announced on Dubai Police's Twitter account on Tuesday.

According to Lieutenant Omran Abdullah, spokesperson for the Dubai Police Traffic Department, the instalment scheme only applies to cars registered in Dubai and fines for violations committed in Dubai.

What is needed

Car owners need to bring their ID or passport, their cheque book, and a bank statement for the last three months to the General Department of Traffic.

They will be asked to write an undertaking to pay the fine amount in full and will also have to submit post-dated cheques for the amount due.

Dubai Police also announced that motorists can object to any traffic violations by visiting the police station that issued the violation or the General Department of Traffic.

The reminders were issued after a story published in Arabic daily Al Bayan about an Emirati woman who accumulated Dh127,000 in traffic fines.

Comments (12)

  1. Added 14:46 May 9, 2012

    You can pay your fines at Dubai traffic Department which is located on the opposite side of Terminal 2, behind Police HQ. It is indeed a very good step!!! Thank you authorities.

    Shafana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 14:33 May 9, 2012

    I wonder if the same rule applies for RTA fines as well, as i have a couple of RTA fines which are above 3000 and i would like to know if we can pay them in installments or no??

    Mohammad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 14:04 May 9, 2012

    thats fine. but please let me know what about sharjeh plate no that if there is salik Fine +10,000 aed??? please let me know about this a.s.a.p.

    aria, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 13:22 May 9, 2012

    ASSALAM ALAIKUM. I agree with Mr. Shabir zainudeen.

    AMER WISAL MOHAMMAD, SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 13:12 May 9, 2012

    Great Move :). They should have brought this into effect last year as it would have probably saved me the trouble of paying for my huge list of fine at one time. Even the person at the counter collecting the fines was complaining that I had too many fines and he had to print a lot of receipts for me. Guess this would have saved both of us the trouble we went through.

    Noel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 11:56 May 9, 2012

    I totally agree with Shabir, there is no deterrent. if you cant renew your registration becuase you cant afford the outstanding traffic fines then the vehicle should be confiscated until such at time all fines are paid and the registration complete. Does it mean those people are now driving with unregistered vehicles and possibly uninsured vehicles?

    Gary, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 11:24 May 9, 2012

    i've done this 3 years ago... went to the HQ, they have an office dedicated to this, where you give them a print out of your fines, they mark the ones that can be "financed" you pay 30% up front, and give post dated cheques for the balance. pretty straight forward stuff, and nothing new

    Louis Miles, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 11:13 May 9, 2012

    @Ahmad Khatoum ... This RTA dept is located near airport terminal 2 going towards mamzar.

    NN, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 10:19 May 9, 2012

    ... its a very good step taken by the law makers of an instalment plan on fines. aHope it starts in Abu Dhabi soon as well.

    hamdan, abudhabi, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 10:06 May 9, 2012

    I have a more simple question, the article specifies bring certain documents to the Dubai General Department of Traffic. Where exactly is this place? On previous years, I was went to one police station after another, only to be told each time, go to another station, they don't collect fines. I then went to RTA (near Festival City). Each building i went to clearly stated on the front RTA HQ. When i walked in i was told by staff to go to RTA HQ. I asked where? They reply somewhere else. 4 RTA HQ buildings later, i found it. And it was not an RTA HQ building, but rather an older RTA office. Please tell me where this General Department of Traffic is the exact address/location. Because i assume as per the article, only at this place will an installment scheme be acceptable, and therefore not valid at any other RTA Office or Police Station.

    Ahmed Khatoum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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