A 50 per cent discount is available on traffic fines up to June 22…

If you’re a motorist in Abu Dhabi, you could be eligible for up to 50 per cent off traffic fines.

Abu Dhabi Police announced on Thursday, May 21, that there are now three different types of discounts on traffic fines for motorists in the UAE capital.

A 50 per cent discount on traffic fines will be available if motorists make a payment on traffic violations before June 22, 2020.

A 35 per cent discount will be available to motorists if they make a payment within 60 days of committing a traffic violation.


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Following that, if motorists make a payment for a traffic violation outside of 60 days, a 25 per cent discount will apply.

This 25 per cent discount will be valid until the end of 2020. If motorists don’t pay their fines before then, the total fine will need to be paid.

Since movement restrictions were put in place due to the UAE’s National Sterilisation Programme, it was confirmed that UAE residents are able to move freely between emirates.

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Additionally, if more than three people travel in one vehicle, motorists face another Dhs3,000 fine.

Furthermore, a Dhs3,000 fine is applicable for moving between emirates during the hours of the National Sterilisation Programme (8pm to 6am).

Read the full list of new fines here.

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