UAE woman arrested for not paying AED247,000 driving fines for 414 violations
UAE woman arrested for not paying AED247,000 driving fines for 414 violations

UAE woman arrested for not paying AED247,000 driving fines for 414 violations

A woman in Ajman has been arrested after failing to pay driving fines worth AED247,000 over the past three years.

In total, the woman had committed 414 violations, most of which were for speeding and caught road traffic cameras and radars.

It works out at a very healthy four traffic violations a week, according to Major Rashid Hamid bin Hindi, Head of Traffic Investigation and Control Department at the Traffic and Patrols Department of Ajman Police,

Four a week!

The police revealed that the vehicle belonged to an Arab woman in her 30s. The car has now been impounded.

If the driving fines aren’t paid within six months, the car will be sold through a public auction. And the traffic file of the motorist will be closed. Which means that the driver will not be able to drive or register a car until the fine is paid in full.

We hope she has an Uber or Careem account set up!

“Give way in the Fast Lane” or be fined AED400

Dubai Police have launched a ‘Give way in the Fast lane’ campaign and will be fining those who refuse AED400 and four black points on your license.

If you’re caught driving slowly in the fast lane and don’t give way to faster cars, you could get the AED400 fine and black points under the 2017 Rules and Procedures for Traffic Control resolution.

And it’s hoped the campaign will “control road safety and security, reduce accidents and prevent aggressive driving behaviours.”