Traffic black points reduction at Gitex? Not this time… Course in Dubai costs Dh820

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By Majorie van Leijen  www.emirates247.com

The course that motorists could take for free, during Gitex Technology Week, to reduce accumulated traffic black points is no more.

General views of traffic along Sheikh Zayed road during rush hour in Dubaii . June 26, 2014. Photo by Patrick Castillo
General views of traffic along Sheikh Zayed road during rush hour in Dubaii . June 26, 2014. Photo by Patrick Castillo

“We want people to come to us,” said Saad al Sabhan, Head of Advanced Training Section at Dubai Police.

Earlier, driving licence holders with 12 black points or more could reduce their points by attending a course provided free during Gitex.

“Throughout the year people would say ‘we are waiting for Gitex’,” said Al Sabhan.

The course is still available, but not for free, and is only at Barsha Traffic Department.

It costs Dh820 for 4 hours of training on good driving behaviour.

“The most important reason to cancel the course is because we did not have the time to do it anymore,” explained the lieutenant.

However, there is also a benefit of proper communication between the violator and Dubai Police, he said.

“If the motorist continuous to repeat the same mistakes, we contact that person and discuss his/her driving behavior,” said Al Sabhan. More info

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