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If you are a resident of Ras Al Khaimah and have recently been issued a traffic fine, we have some good news for you. Starting from next week, you can get 30% discount on traffic fines till November 1st as mentioned by Major General Al Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, General Commander of RAK Police. The best part is that the drivers who have issued a traffic fine 81 days ago for violations such as over speeding or vehicle impoundment will also be eligible for the discount. This step has been taken in the honor of the Year of Zayed and the Ras Al Khaimah Police have also been working towards improving the satisfaction of residents by reducing the financial burden. Do you appreciate this step taken by the Ras Al Khaimah Police? Share your thoughts with us and also discuss what more could be done to make the life of an ordinary resident easy.
If you are a frequent road traveler who travels out of the UAE to other GCC countries, then this article is specifically for you. The Sharjah Police have issued a warning for the drivers stating that they should avoid overloading their vehicles when crossing the UAE border. Talking to Khaleej Times, Lt Saud Al Shaiba, director of the awareness section of traffic and patrol department at the Sharjah Police, mentioned that overloading is a serious offense and any resident found breaking this law can get a fine of up to Dh2,000 as well as six black points. Speaking more about the issue, Lt Saud Al Shaiba stated that there have been several accidents in the past due to overloading of baggage, faulty tires and overspeeding. He further emphasized that the land travelers should be well aware of the rules and regulations of the neighboring country they are visiting to avoid getting into an accident or receiving fines. Moreover, he mentioned the car tint rules in other countries as well as the consequences of exceeding the speed limit. The Traffic and Patrol Department recently launched a campaign through which they spread awareness about safety rules by distributing leaflets and also carried out an inspection of the vehicles at different checkpoints. Share your opinion with us regarding this hefty penalty and tell us how the UAE residents can be educated more about traffic violations and road safety.
A few months back, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) suspended the carpooling permit known as ‘Sharekni’ leaving the drivers confused whether or not they can continue with the ride sharing. Now, the UAE police have confirmed that a Dh3,000 fine will be imposed on anyone indulging in carpooling. Besides the Dh3,000 fine, motorists will also receive 24 black points and their vehicle will be confiscated for 30 days if they are found breaking this traffic law. Talking to the media, Brigadier Ibrahim Sultan Al Zaabi, director of the transport security department mentioned that the new regulation regarding banning carpool is introduced to ensure the protection of every citizen. He further mentioned that there are a lot of dangers associated with carpooling such as theft, fraud and sexual harassment which is why it is important to put an end to this practice. The director of Planning and Business Development at RTA’s Public Transport Agency, Mohammad Abu Bakr Al Hashemi stated that there are a number of smart taxis and ride-hailing services available in the region which are safe and should be used by the citizens as opposed to choosing the carpooling option. Although banning carpooling will affect a lot of people, it does have some disadvantages, especially for women. Do share your thoughts if you are one of those who will get affected by this rule.