UAE police forces offer discounts for early payment of traffic fines
Motorists in parts of the UAE have been offered the chance to get a discount on traffic fines.
Police in Umm Al Quwain have joined Ajman and Abu Dhabi in offering discounts of up to 50 per cent of the cost of traffic fines if they are paid promptly
UAE traffic fine discounts
Abu Dhabi Police were the first force to start the recent trend for offering discounts.
Fines can be paid on police websites or via the Ministry of Interior app.
Serious offences are not covered by the discounts and the precise reduction and rules vary from emirate to emirate.
Abu Dhabi traffic fine discounts
Police in Abu Dhabi encourage the early payment of fines. Rather than let fines build up, and run the risk of financial hardship, a 35 per cent discount is now offered on fines paid within 60 days of issue. Paying anywhere between 60 days and a calendar year will result in a 25 per cent discount.
Abu Dhabi allows offending motorists can pay fines in interest-free instalments to spread the cost. Deferred payments can be made via Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mashreq Bank and Emirates Islamic Bank.
Ajman traffic fine discounts
Motorists caught offending in Ajman in the UAE can get a 50 per cent reduction on selected offences if they pay before January 6, 2023.
The discount does not cover traffic offences such as endangering life, jumping red lights and speeding at more than 80kmph above the limit. The discount is applicable to offences committed before November 11.
Umm Al Quwain traffic fine discounts
Motorists caught offending in Umm Al Quwain can get a 50 per cent reduction on selected offences if they pay between December 1, 2022 and January 6, 2023.
The discount does not cover traffic offences and the discount is applicable to offences committed before October 31.
Source: Arabian Business