UAE | Traffic and Transport

Sharjah and Ajman waive 50% off traffic fines

Discount on accumulated fines to last only for a limited period

  • By Dina Aboul Hosn, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 December 29, 2011
  • Gulf News

Police carry out inspections of vehicles in Sharjah
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  • Police carry out inspections of vehicles in Sharjah. Motorists with accumulated fines in the emirate will only have to pay only half if they clear the dues by April-end.

Sharjah: Motorists with accumulated fines in Sharjah will only have to pay half of their dues if they opt to settle them by the end of April 2012.

The cut in traffic fines was approved by the Sharjah Executive Council at a meeting on Tuesday.

Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council, chaired the meeting which approved the suggestion made by the Sharjah Police Department.

Meanwhile, Ajman also announced a 50 per cent discount on traffic fines for violations committed until the end of this year. The discount starts from January 1 and will last for two months. It includes violations committed in Ajman by cars registered in all emirates.

Major General Humaid Mohammad Al Hudaidi, Director General of Sharjah Police, welcomed the executive council's proposal and said the initiative will reduce the burden of fines yet maintain public safety by deterring violations of traffic laws and regulations. He added that the initiative will be applied on January 1, 2012, and half of the fines accrued for traffic violations registered in the emirate of Sharjah will be dropped. The waiver will be valid for four months, after which the actual value of the fine has to be paid. The discount is applicable for fines committed only upto Tuesday and any violations after that date will attract the fine in full.

Dubai's deadline

Meanwhile, drivers with accumulated traffic fines in Dubai still have a chance to pay them off at a discount of 40 per cent if they do so before January 12.

The discount in Dubai started on September 11 and was originally 30 per cent with a grace period of three months, but it was later extended to include offences committed until December 2, while the deadline was also extended until January 12 and the waiver increased from 30 to 40 per cent.

In Abu Dhabi, drivers are still able to pay their fines at a 50 per cent discount, and no end has been announced so far for the grace period, which started in June, 2010.

Ras Al Khaimah has a 50 per cent waiver on traffic fines for four months starting January 1, while Umm Al Quwain has a similar discount ending December 31.

Comments (9)

  1. Added 19:00 December 29, 2011

    So when is Fujairah announcing the discount?

    Saleem, Khan, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 17:28 December 29, 2011

    Can anybody please tell me,the discount is on which fine?I got fine for parking and salik.There would be any discount on this?

    Sana, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 16:24 December 29, 2011

    i will salute uae autorities. i love uae

    mohammad tanveer, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 16:03 December 29, 2011

    This is AWESOME!!!! =D

    Angel, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 15:52 December 29, 2011

    According to me this is a good desicion. everyone makes mistakes, they must get a chance. and secondly as many nowadays are facing financial issues i think by giving this discount no one will have any excuses if their driving license or vehicle registration is not valid because of much fines.

    Ismail Khan, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 14:56 December 29, 2011

    Yes, discount should only be on parking fines not for speeding or reckless driving.

    Hussain, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 12:18 December 29, 2011

    isn't it ironic that those who err and don't pay up are given discounts and some of us who rarely err and pay up get no discounts. I got a fine and payed up immdiately, but was not given any discount

    rubina, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 11:38 December 29, 2011

    If motorist committed any offense, he should not be given any discount on fines...He should be punished...Yes fines charged for parking irregularities can be given discount, but fines for speeding, rash driving and putting other's lives in danger should not be given any discounts...Giving discounts on fines will encourage motorist to continue their wrong doings...

    sanju Philip, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 11:03 December 29, 2011

    We will appreciate if RTA steps in and introduces a discount on Parking fines only. It will help out to reduce a huge burden as many of the us have pending RTA fines which are almost equals to the traffic fines.

    MOHAMMAD, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

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