x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

53,000 Dubai road users fined for not wearing a seat belt

Dubai police have issued more than 53,000 seat belt fines since January.

Dubai police have issued more than 53,000 seat belt fines since January.

But despite the high number, the figure is 15 per cent lower compared with the same period last year, when 68,920 were issued.

Police officials have attributed it to effective measures to crack down on offenders, including increasing the number of patrols.

Anyone caught driving without a seat belt is fined Dh200. This includes front-seat passengers.

A current proposal would make set belts compulsory for all passengers, front and rear with a fine of Dh400.

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