Almost 500 drivers have licences withdrawn in Abu Dhabi in nine months

The drivers had their licences suspended by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate in Abu Dhabi Police for various traffic offences and accumulating more than 24 black points.

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ABU DHABI // Almost 500 motorists have had driving licences suspended for three months between January and September this year for traffic offences and accumulating more than 24 black points.

Brig Gen Ahmed Al Shehhi, deputy director of Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols, warned the motorists not to drive during the suspension period as it would lead to a three-month jail sentence and a fine of at least Dh5,000.

Of the 489 offenders, he said, there were 72 traffic offences that warranted a black point each and a fine. Motorists who accumulate 24 points have their licences withdrawn.

Brig Gen Al Shehhi said driving under the influence, without licence plates, recklessly overtaking lorries, and hit-and-run accidents were the offences that warranted 24 black points and immediate licence suspension.

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