Dubai: The winner of a brand-new car who won a draw as part of the White Points initiative couldn't believe his ears when a senior Dubai police official called him about the unexpected gift.
Major-General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, deputy commander-in-chief of the Dubai Police, called the winning motorist and asked him: "Have you heard about the Dubai Police White Points system?"
The motorist said "yes". The police chief then broke the good news: "You have won a car after being selected in the draw."
The motorist said: "This is unbelievable, and it is too good to be true."
In the video uploaded on Twitter, Major-General Al Zafein assured him it is true, and that someone will contact the winner to arrange for the delivery of car.
The man on the other line simpy said: "Thank you."
White Points System: What it is
The ‘White Points’ system was introduced by Dubai Police in 2012 to honour safe drivers. The scheme rewards white points to motorists who haven’t committed any traffic violations or incurred Salik and parking fines for an entire year.
Each eligible person can receive a total of 12 white points a year, one for each month.
One white point will be credited at the end of each month. A motorist loses his entitlement to the month’s point on being involved in any kind of accident or committing a violation during that month.
The white points are valid for a year. If one complies with the rules and earns white points for five consecutive years, one will be eligible to a raffle draw on a vehicle.
The points can fetch attractive prizes and the winners are randomly chosen.