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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Drivers in Dubai given chance to pay fines in installments

Roads authority signs deal with Emirates NBD

Drivers collectively rack up hundreds of millions of dirhams every year in traffic fines for speeding and other offences. Antonie Robertson / The National
Drivers collectively rack up hundreds of millions of dirhams every year in traffic fines for speeding and other offences. Antonie Robertson / The National

Drivers in Dubai will be given the chance to pay fines via installments as part of efforts to ease the burden on motorists.

The Roads and Transport Authority said the payments would be interest free and extend to seasonal parking cards too.

The announcement followed the signing of a deal with banking group Emirates NBD.

“The RTA had agreed with the Emirates NBD for a plan for payment of fines and fees of seasonal parking cards due to the RTA through interest-free installments over periods of three, six, nine or 12 months," said Ahmed Al Kaabi, the authority's executive director of finance.

“This initiative is aimed at easing the burden on owners of vehicles in paying for their fines and fees of seasonal parking cards through offering them longer payment period with no interest. The agreement is a further step consolidating the strategic partnership between the RTA and EmiratesNBD.

“It enables bank customers to benefit from this payment plan via Emirates NBD App on mobile phones, and all RTA points of sale."

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