H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has directed to extend the grace period set for RTA to start writing-off vehicles whose registration had lapsed more than two years ago up to January 2011 instead of October this year, in order to allow motorists extra time to have their vehicles tested and registered in accordance with the system in place in the Emirate.
The CEO of RTA Licensing Agency Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan stated that the Agency would start writing off vehicles whose registration had lapsed more than two years back or those whose owners failed to renew their registration and have them removed off roads & streets as of the new set timeline; in order to safeguard the safety of road users in Dubai Emirate and realize RTA vision of Providing Safe & Smooth Transport for all.
“Failure to turn up a continuously operated vehicle for a comprehensive check-up for more than two years renders it a non-safe transport means and accordingly poses a threat to its driver, passengers and cargo besides putting the road users in the Emirate in extreme jeopardy,” said Bahrozyan.
“By taking this course of action, RTA is targeting a big chunk of motorists who do not bother to renew their vehicles registration that had expired long ago; which means that they do not appreciate the importance of renewing their vehicle registration. By persisting this erroneous attitude they are exposing their lives as well as other peoples’ lives to danger, and exposing their vehicles to damage as the years pass by, due to the lacking maintenance & repair of faults which keep mounting up,” he continued.
“Ensuring the security & safety of these vehicles and accordingly maintaining the safety of the public, ranks among the priorities and strategies of the RTA which has accordingly made all preparations required during the grace period from now up to January next year, to enable the largest number of owners whose vehicle registrations had expired more than two years ago to have their vehicles tested and their registration renewed,” added Bahrozyan.
The CEO of Licensing Agency confirmed that vehicles licensing services are up and running at various spots across Dubai Emirate 24/7 in addition to the possibility of completing registration online through RTA’s website; which saves time and effort. RTA has intensified its e-services such that it is now possible for owners of new vehicles that do not require testing or those which have been tested to log on to RTA website and process the renewal of their vehicles registration online.
He called on all owners of vehicles whose registration had expired more than two years back to report to RTA licensing service centers or visit RTA website to renew their vehicles registration in order to ensure the soundness and safety of these vehicles and also maintain the safety of themselves and others.
Worth-mentioning that RTA has linked more than 47 insurance companies to the traffic system where the details of the insurance policy and the vehicle are provided online. This e-service enables inquiry about all vehicles, renewal of vehicle registration, inquiry about driving license details, renewal of driving license, review of offences, payment of fines, and inquiry about distinguished number plates.