11,000 fines for failing to register cars in Dubai


By   www.thenational.ae

DUBAI // More than 11,000 fines were issued in Dubai in the first six months of the year to people whose car registration had expired.

1Col Jamal Al Bannai, deputy director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, said the majority of people who were fined knew their registration was expired.

“They would renew their insurance policy but neglect to renew their vehicle registration thinking that the insurance is what’s important,” he said.

“Some people do not register their cars to avoid paying a large sum of fines, which need to be settled before renewing the registration.”

Col Al Bannai urged motorists to abide by the law. “We don’t want to have to fine people, as we know that it could be a burden on some,” he said.

The fine for driving with an expired car registration is Dh400, and the vehicle could be impounded if the registration has been expired for more than three months.

Registration can be renewed 30 days before the date of licence expiry, according to the Roads and Transport Authority, and a 30-day grace period is granted after the date of expiry. More info