x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

RAK police slash speeding fines in half

Speeding fines issued in Ras Al Khaimah will be slashed for the next three months, police say.

ABU DHABI // Speeding fines issued in Ras Al Khaimah will be halved for the next three months.

Police in the emirate said fines issued there would be slashed from Sunday, August 18.

The reduction was ordered by Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, member of the Federal Supreme Council and ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, as a way to "make life easier for the public", reports said.

Brig Mohammad Al Noubi, deputy chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, said the initiative would cushion the blow for drivers who have multiple violations.

The discount only applies to those fined after being caught by radar cameras within Ras Al Khaimah, Brig Al Noubi noted. He urged all drivers with penalties to take advantage of the reduction and pay their tickets within the three-month period.

The discount has been added to the standardised traffic system, allowing drivers with fines to pay at any traffic department in the UAE.