Motorists will get a 30 per cent discount on accumulated traffic fines for violations committed on or before September 10 provided they pay their fines in full, Dubai Police announced. Image Credit: Abdel-Krim Kallouche/Gulf News

Dubai: Motorists will get a 30 per cent discount on accumulated traffic fines for violations committed on or before September 10 provided they pay their fines in full, Dubai Police has announced.

Motorists have three months from September 11 to pay these discounted fines, Major General Mohammad Saif Al Zafeen, Director General of Dubai Police's Traffic Department, said on Thursday.

The discount applies to all fines on violations committed in Dubai regardless of the amount, and even if the vehicle was registered in another emirate or had foreign number plates. To benefit from it, fines must be paid on or before December 11, 2011, although extending this deadline will be considered later on.

Payment can be made in any traffic department, police station, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) offices, and through self-service points such as Dubai Police website, kiosks and Emirates NBD Bank.

The discount excludes violations committed after September 10, Knowledge Dirham fee and fines on delay in payment of violations. It also excludes fines being paid in instalments by cheques.

In two weeks, it will be possible to pay the fee to replace the car impoundment period at the specified discount through all payment channels, Maj Gen Al Zafeen said, adding that the discount also includes storage fee applying to cars left in impound areas beyond the confiscation fee.

While the discount applies to all violations committed in Dubai, it does not cover RTA fines (Salik, parking). "We are coordinating now with federal authorities to make it possible to pay these fines [for violations committed in Dubai] at the specified discount all over the UAE," Maj Gen Al Zafeen said.

The amount of unpaid fines accumulated in Dubai is Dh369 million. Number of violations until end of August, 2011 in Dubai was 1,574,506 and 589 licences were suspended due to accumulated violations, compared to 1,615,512 offences and 650 suspended licences in the same period in 2010.

  • Dh369m: amount of unpaid fines accumulated in Dubai
  • 589:  licences suspended due to accumulated violations