Abu Dhabi Police Deny Rumors of 50% Traffic Fine Reduction

Motorists who pay their fines within 60 days from the date of the traffic violation can benefit from a 35% reduction in penalties. For those who settle their fines after 60 days but within one year, a 25% discount is applicable

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Abu Dhabi Police have issued a firm denial of recent social media rumors claiming a 50% discount on traffic fines in the emirate.

The announcement, made on Wednesday, emphasized that no such reduction is currently being offered and urged residents to rely on official sources for accurate information.

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In their statement, the police clarified the existing discount scheme available to motorists in Abu Dhabi. According to the police, a discount is indeed available but under specific conditions aimed at encouraging timely settlement of fines.

Motorists who pay their fines within 60 days from the date of the traffic violation can benefit from a 35% reduction in penalties. For those who settle their fines after 60 days but within one year, a 25% discount is applicable.

This clarification came in response to widespread misinformation circulating on social media platforms, suggesting that a substantial 50% discount was available.

The Abu Dhabi Police warned against the dissemination of such false information, highlighting the legal repercussions that can follow.

In the UAE, sharing or spreading unverified information is considered a serious offense, punishable by fines up to Dh200,000 and imprisonment.

The police urged the public to verify the accuracy of any information before sharing it, emphasizing the importance of relying on official channels and media sources.

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“Ensure the accuracy of information before sharing them,” the Abu Dhabi Police stated, calling on residents to avoid spreading rumors. They reiterated the need for vigilance and responsibility in the digital age, where misinformation can easily proliferate and cause confusion.

The only current initiative providing a discount on traffic fines is designed to reward early payment, thus encouraging motorists to settle their fines promptly.

This initiative aligns with the broader goals of promoting road safety and ensuring compliance with traffic regulations.

The clarification from the police serves as a reminder of the importance of official communications and the risks associated with the spread of false information.

It also underscores the Abu Dhabi Police’s commitment to transparency and public awareness regarding traffic regulations and penalties.

Residents are advised to consult the official Abu Dhabi Police website or contact their customer service for accurate and up-to-date information regarding traffic fines and other regulations.

The police have also provided a detailed guide on how to obtain traffic fine discounts, which is available through official channels.

In conclusion, while there is no 50% discount on traffic fines in Abu Dhabi, motorists can still benefit from the existing early payment discount scheme.

The Abu Dhabi Police continue to advocate for responsible sharing of information and adherence to official guidelines, reinforcing their dedication to maintaining order and safety on the emirate’s roads.

 

This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

Tariq Saeed

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