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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

800 traffic fines payment stations being set up across UAE

Move coincides with a half-price discount on fines announced in Dubai. 

Drivers will now be able to pay their traffic fines at one of 800 payment stations being set up across the UAE. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Drivers will now be able to pay their traffic fines at one of 800 payment stations being set up across the UAE. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Motorists will soon be able to pay their traffic fines using cash or card at more than 800 machines being set up across the country.

“Several payment platforms have been established to make it more convenient for drivers to pay fines,” said Maj Gen Mohamed Saad Al Sharif, assistant commander-in-chief in charge of the Department of Administrative Affairs.

He also advised the public to make the most of the current discount on fines in Dubai.

As part of the Year of Giving, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced that, as of July 1, all traffic fines committed in Dubai in 2016 or before will be cut in half.

“We have received complaints from motorists about payment facilities and this is why the new kiosks have been set up to facilitate the payment of fines,” Maj Gen al Sharif said.

The new payment machines, which are being called kiosks, are being launched across the UAE by Dubai Police in collaboration with Max Box Middle East (MBME), Emirates Post and five local banks.

Marwa Al Jenihi, director of government media communication at MBME, said: “More than 800 kiosks will be set up around the UAE and 295 kiosks will be allotted in different areas in Dubai.”

She urged the public to take advantage from the fine reductions and use of the new payment facilities.