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Abu Dhabi: From August 1, motorists will no longer receive a 50 per cent discount on traffic fines for offences committed in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, police said on Sunday.

The discount, which is automatically applied when residents pay their fines, will not apply for any violations that are recorded from August onwards, although the discount will stand for offences registered before that.

Abu Dhabi Police said the decision to impose the full amount of the traffic fine aims to enhance road safety in the emirate.

In May, Gulf News reported that the emirate witnessed a 42 per cent jump in traffic-related fatalities in the first four months of the year alone. A total of 77 traffic deaths occurred in the first quarter of 2016, compared with 54 traffic deaths during the same period last year (2015). There were also 489 traffic accidents recorded in the quarter, compared with 477 last [...]

Motorists in Dubai will be able to renew vehicle registration card, issuing vehicle registration card for a lost one, and renewing the retention of a licensing plate through Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) online services from next month.

RTA will embark on Phase II of the Electronic Transition of Services Project by offering the above-mentioned three vehicle related service online from August 15, 2016.

These services, which apply to vehicles of less than three years in use, are accessible through RTA website, Drivers & Vehicles app, and self-service kiosks (Nafethati).

The launch of this phase follows the successful completion of the initial phase of the project launched last year targeting the corporate sector, which resulted in pushing the electronic transition to as much as 90 per cent.

Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency, said: “We would gradually cease the offering of some services through customers’ service centers starting from August 15. The services would [...]


Dubai: Dubai Police have clarified that they do not charge a fee of Dh400 for inspecting a traffic accident site.

Denying a media report to this effect, a top official told Gulf News that the police charge no fees for inspecting the traffic accident site but issue a fine against the person who causes a road accident.

“The fine charged by Dubai Police, which can go up to Dh400, is levied on the motorist responsible for road accidents only,” he said.

He added that “this fine is also issued to those involved in single vehicle accidents”.

In May, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, issued Executive Council Resolution No. 15 of 2016, approving the newly fixed fees for a number of services provided by Dubai Police.

These services include transporting light and heavy vehicles and motorbikes [...]

33 traffic violations that you need to know about By
  • Sneha May Francis(
Published Monday, July 11, 2016 image

Motorists can have their vehicle impounded if they break any one of the 33 traffic rules. (Dennis B. Mallari)

It’s imperative that drivers follow road rules, yet there’s a sizeable driving population who are unaware of them, paying huge fines every year.

Emirates 24|7 lists the traffic offences that can get your car impounded.

Motorists can have their vehicle impounded if they break any one of the 33 traffic rules.

In an earlier interview with Emirates24|7, Colonel Jamal Mohammed Al Bannai, Acting Director of Dubai Traffic Police, highlighted the new rules that came into effect in 2015.

“If you have pending traffic fines of more than Dh6,000, your car can be impounded. It [...]


Owners of cars that are more than 15 years old will have to pay more to register them under plans being considered to get old bangers off the road.

The Ministry of Interior is looking into a series of measures aimed at cutting the number of ageing vehicles driving around the country as they are bad for the environment.

HH Sheikh Seif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Interior, told the Federal National Council (FNC) that as well as increasing registration fees for older vehicles they are also looking at tightening the technical inspection criteria for such cars.

“The aim is to reduce the number of cars on roads, pollution and accidents because it is mostly old vehicles that break down, causing problems,” he said.

He added the ministry is also converting hundreds of vehicles in the police fleets to run on natural gas, an eco-friendly alternative to [...]

Adnoc says inspection centres to open in Abu Dhabi and Mussafah Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016



Adnoc Distribution has announced one vehicle inspection will remain opens for two days in Abu Dhabi and Mussafah during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.

The inspection centres will open on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday July 3, from 9am to 5pm.

Khalid Hadi, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Adnoc Distribution, said this announcement reflects company’s keenness to support the efforts to cater to the customers’ needs to compete their transactions at the vehicle inspection centres in Abu Dhabi and confirms continuous efforts towards meeting the high demand for the company’s high-quality products and services from the public.

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Special’ grade petrol (95 octane) will now retail at Dh1.77 per litre from July 1



Diesel, which currently retails for Dh1.77 per litre, will retail at Dh1.xx from July 1. (File)

Mirroring the continuing stabilisation in global prices of crude oil, the UAE has announced a marginal increase in the retail price of petrol for the month of July 2016, following a 5 per cent hike announced in June.

‘Special’ grade petrol (95 octane) will now retail at Dh1.77 per litre from July 1, up 1.14 per cent from the Dh1.75 per litre that UAE residents currently pay for it.

On the other hand, Super (98 octane) grade of petrol will retail at Dh1.88 per litre from this Friday, up 1/07 per cent from the current Dh1.86 per litre.

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