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Dubai's top 3 traffic offenders are from...

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By Staff

Dubai’s Traffic Police unveiled a new list of the top driving offenders to mark the GCC traffic week and the surprise was that an Asian woman was among the first three.

An Emirati driver topped the list with a whopping 477 traffic offences and total fines of Dh280,000. A Syrian driver came second with 288 offences, following by a Bangladeshi female driver, who piled up 257 offences.

The three committed a total 1,022 traffic offences, according to the Dubai traffic department, which gave no figures on the value of their fines.

The department’s director Colonel Saif Al Mazroui, quoted by Dubai-based Arabic language daily Emarat Al Youm, said an Egyptian driver was the fourth top offender, committing 245 violations, followed by an Emirati woman, who recorded 221 offences.

An Iraqi driver came sixth with 220 offences while an Indian man was 7th in the list, committing 216 offences. Another Emirati woman came 8th with 212 offences and an Emirati male driver was ninth with 206 violations.

“We are preparing these lists with the aim of chasing those drivers who have accumulated large fines and have not paid them in time although we have sent them many notifications. The department has frozen the traffic file of those who have repeatedly ignored our requests to pay their fines,” Mazroui said.