DUBAI // A proposal to reduce the cost of traffic fines has been rejected by police.
Colonel Saif Al Mazrouei, director of Dubai traffic police, said when fines had been reduced in the past it had led to an increase in the number of crashes and deaths on the roads.
He also announced laws making it compulsory for children under the age of 12 to use car seats in vehicles.
In 2014, 208 parents were fined for this offence, which is punishable be a fine of up to Dh400 and four black penalty points.
Col Al Mazrouei also said that many members of the public had complained about being fined Dh800 for speeding in the tunnel of The Palm Jumeirah.
He said that fines were dependant on the speed of the motorist. The initial fine for speeding was Dh600, with Dh100 for each 10 kph faster than the speed limit.