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.


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.


“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

Read More

UAE records 318 new COVID cases with 0 deaths today

In United Arab Emirates, additional 318 individuals tested positive for the viral infection of COVID-19.

Number of tourists to Istanbul increases by 11.61 per cent

Istanbul, one of the famous cities of Turkey, has established a new record in the tourism sector by hosting 13 million 156 thousand 209 tourists in First Nine month.

Saint Lucia: Deputy PM Ernest Hilaire extends condolences on demise of journalist Guy Ellis

Saint Lucia: The Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Ernest Hilaire, has expressed sorrow after the sudden demise of Saint Lucian veteran and Journalist named Guy Ellis.


Abu Dhabi University to open doors for registration next weekend

The University of Abu Dhabi is pleased to open its doors for registrations next weekend. Due to the overwhelming number of students registering at the University for Fall 2023/2024, they have opened the doors for the procedure. 

Democracy or Dictatorship: Russians not allowed to exercise their right to speech after invasion of Ukraine

Russia called for a full-scale military operation in its neighbouring country Ukraine on February 24, 2022. But, the continuous war is resulting in several human deaths and the destruction of livelihoods. While the implications of this war are evident in Ukraine, its effects on Russia will be a reminder that war impacts everybody, including the aggressor.

Egypt: Archaeologist uncovers remains of Sun Temple in Matriya region

The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry of Egypt, Middle East, has recently shared an update regarding the discovery of more remains of the Sun Temple in the Matriya region.