Motorists in Abu Dhabi can have all their black points cancelled by the police except those incurred for major traffic offences.
Abu Dhabi Police has launched an initiative to cancel black points issued to drivers – except dangerous offenders – as part of the UAE’s Year of Giving.
The new initiative comes ahead of the implementation of a new fines regulation across the UAE from July 1.
Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, director general of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police said that the new initiative should be an “incentive for individuals who commit traffic violations to reconsider their behaviour and respect the laws,” official news agency WAM reported.
He also urged motorists to improve road safety by following traffic rules as a community responsibility.
Under the new regulation for traffic offences set to come into effect from July 1, heavy fines along with black points will be imposed on offenders.
For instance those jumping a red light will be face a Dhs1,000 fine along with 12 black points and have their vehicle confiscated for 30 days.
A fine of Dhs800 along with four black points will be slapped on drivers distracted by mobile phones, while failure to fasten the seat belt while driving will lead to a Dhs400 fine along with four black points.
Speeding over the limit will draw fines ranging from Dhs300 to up to Dhs3,000 depending on the limit crossed.