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18 April 2024

Dubai Police award 700 good drivers

700 motorists of 55 nationalities won prizes in the ‘white dots’ campaign launched by Dubai Traffic Police.

By Mohammad El Sadafy

700 motorists of 55 nationalities have won prizes in the ‘white dots’ campaign launched by Dubai Traffic Police last June.

The winners have not committed any traffic rule violations after the launch of this campaign.

Prizes included home furnishings, reservations in Dubai hotels, gifts from Paris Gallery, coupons for rental cars and dining reservations at restaurants.

This was announced by Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen at a press conference on Monday in Dubai.

He explained that winners were selected by an automated computer system without human intervention.
The prize winners included 397 men and 303 women. Emiratis headed the list of winners with 220 people, including 173 women and 47 men.

Other winners included 97 Indians, 56 Pakistanis, 44 Britons, 35 Filipinos, 27 Jordanians, 24 Iranians, 21 Egyptians, 20 Lebanese and 19 Syrians.

Maj Gen Al Zafeen said the winners will be contacted after March 5 and a raffle draw for a car for winners will be held in March.

He said male winners can collect their prizes from the Barsha centre while the men can do so from the General Administration of Traffic in Deira between 7.30am and 2.30pm.

A driver can win 24 white dots if he does not commit any traffic rule violation for a whole year.  He can also use these white dots to reduce fines for minor offences later.

The General Directorate of Traffic in Dubai is the only department in the UAE which has launched the white dots campaign with the aim of reducing road accidents.