Dubai: Emiratis awarded for having clean traffic record at ‘White Points’ programme

The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, and His Excellency Khalaf Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of Al Habtoor Group, have witnessed the honouring ceremony of the strategic partners and sponsors of the 'White Points' programme, which honours committed drivers across Dubai.

The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, and His Excellency Khalaf Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of Al Habtoor Group, have witnessed the honouring ceremony of the strategic partners and sponsors of the ‘White Points’ programme, which honours committed drivers across Dubai.

As per the information shared by the Dubai Police’s official page on Facebook, The ‘White Points’ programme, which the General Department of Traffic runs in Dubai, held the honouring ceremony in the company of several directors general of Dubai Police departments and stations and representatives of corporate sponsors and strategic partners.

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Photo Courtesy: Dubai police (Facebook)
Photo Courtesy: Dubai police (Facebook)

At the beginning of the honouring ceremony, H.E Lt. Gen. Al Marri honoured H.E Khalaf Al Habtoor, the official sponsor of traffic campaigns and community-based initiatives. He also praised Al Habtoor’s prominent role and continuous keenness to support Dubai Police in achieving its strategic goals of enhancing security, safety, and community happiness Dubai Police added.

After that, H.E Lt. Gen. Al Marri and H.E Al Habtoor honoured the Diamond sponsors of the ‘White Points’ programme, namely Mr Abdullah Matar Al Mannai, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emirates Parkings company; Mr Sami Al Mufleh, Executive Director of Hills Advertising Company; Mr Khalid AbdulKarim Al Arif, Executive Director of Safety and Environment Sectors at the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Vitronic Machine Vision Middle East Company.

Photo Courtesy: Dubai police (Facebook)
Photo Courtesy: Dubai police (Facebook)

They also honoured the platinum sponsors of the ‘White Points’ programme, including Mr Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, Director General of Emirates General Petroleum Corporation, and Mr Ahmed Khadfour, Executive Director of Mediclinic Middle East.

The Commander-in-Chief and Al Habtoor also honoured 20 sponsors of the White Points programme, including partner companies, institutions, bodies, and centres.
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As part of a ceremony, the Emirate winners of the two cars were announced after a lucky draw, in which Ms Maryam Yusuf Muhammad Yusuf Al Balushi won the first car in the ‘White Points’ category, while Ms Sheikha Muhammad Abdullah bin Touq Al-Marri won the second car in the ‘Our Youths are Shared Responsibility initiative.

Lt. Gen. Al Marri applauded and appreciated the winners for their commitment to traffic rules and regulations and urged them to maintain this positive attitude towards enhancing road safety and security. He also praised everyone who contributed to the success and development of the ‘White Points’ programme.

His Excellency further indicated that the initiative of the ‘White Points’ programme is one of the community-based initiatives of Dubai Police in line with the Force’s strategic goal of reducing accident deaths and raising the level of compliance with traffic laws and regulations, which reflects positively on providing the highest levels of safety and security for all segments of society and road users.

H.E Al Habtoor praised the ‘White Points’ programme that aims at enhancing traffic safety, pointing out that it’s a unique and innovative programme at the international level to encourage drivers to abide by traffic laws. He also praised the tireless efforts exerted by the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police in enhancing public safety through the distinguished initiative.
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Brigadier Jumaa bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, said: “The ‘White Points’ programme, the first of its kind in the region, has been introduced to encourage motorists to follow traffic rules and reduce the number of accidents and deaths.

“The programme also aims at promoting safe driving and creating a safe traffic environment where all road users enjoy a high level of security,” he added.

Brig. bin Suwaidan revealed that the number of committed motorists reached 244,446 drivers in 2021, indicating that 4,600 committed drivers who entered the draw for the two cars will receive messages stating that they have obtained white points that can be used to remove black topics, minor violations, or release impounded vehicles for 30 days.

He also pointed out that the number of committed male drivers reached 194,920 in 2021, while the number of committed female drivers was 49,526. Meanwhile, 21,351 is the number of committed citizen motorists.

“The age group of the most committed is from the age of 31-40, whereas the number of committed motorists within this category reached 92,851,” Brig. bin Suwaidan concluded.

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