Dubai extends traffic fine discount scheme for another year

Under the initiative, motorists fined for a driving offence are eligible for a discount if they do not commit any further breaches

An initiative that rewards Dubai motorists for their good driving by reducing their previously registered traffic fines will be extended for another year, Dubai Police said.

Under the plan, which was launched in February last year, drivers fined for a traffic offence will be eligible for a discount if they do not commit any further offences.

Those who have not broken any driving rules for three months will receive a 25 per cent discount on previous fines.

Motorists who go six months without a fine are eligible for a 50 per cent discount and a nine-month streak earns drivers a 75 per cent discount.

Motorists who go a year without committing a traffic offence would have their previous fines wiped entirely.

The extension was agreed after the success of the initiative last year, said Col Jumaa bin Suwaidan, deputy director of the traffic department at Dubai Police.

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