File photo: A night-time view of Fujairah city Image Credit: WAM

Fujairah: Vehicle owners and motorists who have accumulated fines are eligible for discounts of up to 50 per cent on their outstanding fines in this emirate.

The generous discount in traffic fines was given under the directive of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Hamad bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.

The reduction in traffic fines is valid from November 25 till after the New Year, on January 4, to mark the Year of Giving and on the occasion of the 46th UAE National Day.

The  initiative aims to lift the burden among motorists of traffic violation fees registered in Fujairah, according to an official.

Major General Mohammad Ahmad Bin Ghanim Al Ka'abi, Commander-in-chief of Fujairah police said that the initiative will maintain the public safety by discouraging violations of traffic laws.

The reduction applies to fines committed before November 20.

Major General Al Ka'abi, explained that the reduction will include all kinds of fines issued by police, including impounding of vehicles.

He urged all motorists to take advantage of this grace period and settle their fines as well as to observe traffic rules.