Dubai: If you’re a motorist from Abu Dhabi and have black points, don’t worry – the police can remove it from your license.
But for a limited time only.
Abu Dhabi Police announced that drivers who were given black points for minor offences will be offered a clean slate before the tough new regime of fines is introduced on July 1.
Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police said that all drivers would have an opportunity to remove black points from their license.
However, the free pass does not extend to serious offences.
Abu Dhabi Police launched the initiative as part of the #Year of Giving to cancel black points issued to drivers in Abu Dhabi, “except those related to major traffic violations,” it said in a statement.
This move is part of Abu Dhabi Police's Year of Giving activities and its ongoing programme to promote positivity and road safety and urge drivers to correct their behaviour.
What is the Year of Giving?
The Year of Giving was declared by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which focuses on three major themes: strengthening social responsibility in the private sector, and promoting the spirit of volunteerism.
The launch of the Year of Giving follows the conclusion of 2016 as the Year of Reading.
“Choosing 2017 to be the Year of Giving reflects the UAE’s humanitarian approach since its establishment as well as providing aid for free,” Shaikh Khalifa said.