Umm Al Quwain: The Umm Al Quwain Traffic Department on Saturday announced motorists are being given a 50 per cent discount on fines.

The offer will take effect from Sunday until December 31.

Lieutenant Colonel Saeed Obaid Bin Aran, director of the traffic department at Umm Al Quwain Police, said the offer was being extended on the occasion of the UAE’s 45th National Day celebrations.

Lt Col Bin Aran said the decision to reduce the fines by 50 per cent was made in order to give motorists a chance to renew their registration and pay the accumulated fines.

He urged all motorists to take advantage of this grace period and renew the registration of their vehicles.

The discount in fines applies to all traffic fines before November 20, except violations which cannot be paid until their owners refer to Umm Al Quwain traffic department, he added.

The decision also includes owners of vehicles who registered their cars in other emirates, and is applicable to traffic violations committed in the emirate only.