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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

Road gates will soon detect expired licences in Abu Dhabi 

Those caught will face a Dh500 fine and four black points

Drivers said they are used to receiving notification of speeding fines within days rather than weeks. Sammy Dallal / The National
Drivers said they are used to receiving notification of speeding fines within days rather than weeks. Sammy Dallal / The National

Road gates in Abu Dhabi will scan vehicles to detect drivers with expired licences from April 15, the city's police force has said.

Those caught will face a Dh500 fine, four black points, and their vehicles will be confiscated for seven days.

Brig Gen Ahmad Al Shehhi, deputy head of Abu Dhabi Traffic Police, urged motorists to hurry up and renew their expired car registrations to avoid the stringent measures.

He said the smart system saves officers time and ensures road safety.

There are numerous road gates around the city, including on Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway. They look similar to Dubai's Salik gates and will eventually be used to collect road tolls, according to a presidential decree issued in February.

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* This story has been updated for clarification. It previously said that speed cameras will detect cars with expired registrations.

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