Good news for motorists in Dubai.
There will be no traffic fines issued during the Eid holidays.
However, warning motorists against mistaking the Dubai Traffic Police’s kind gesture for a free pass to traffic violations, Acting Head of Traffic Department, Col Saif Mohair Al Mazrouei, said, “There will be no compromise and tolerance of abuse of roads.”
He was quoted by local daily Gulf Today as saying, “Dubai Traffic Police will celebrate Eid Al Fitr by issuing congratulatory cards to minor violations and “with gentle and friendly advice” instead of fines.”
Al Mazrouei said the issuance of congratulatory cards would start on the first day of Eid and continue through the Eid holidays.
“The cards also serve as a tool of awareness to the motorists to be alert and protect their lives and that of other road users. These are also a message of love and happiness from us to the people we serve,” he said.
He strongly cautioned the public against “turning the happiness into misery and tragedy.
“If the drivers follow simple basic traffic rules such as avoiding overspeeding or overtaking illegally, they can easily have a safe Eid for themselves and other road users,” he said.
Meanwhile, police patrols will be beefed up on major highways like Emirates Road, Bypass and Ras Al Khor roads.