Abu Dhabi Police Remove Black Points for Minor Offences
The Abu Dhabi Police has launched a new initiative to cancel black points registered against motorists in minor traffic offences before the implementation of the new penalties and rules set for 1st July, 2017. The new ministerial decision No:178 of 2017 on the rules and procedures of traffic control and the new traffic violations and fines are set to be implemented by 1st July.
The police officials said on Sunday that all black points in minor traffic violations registered against drivers on Abu Dhabi roads before 1st July will be cancelled, except for big traffic offences like reckless driving, jumping red lights, driving at excessive speed, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and others. Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, director-general of central operations at Abu Dhabi Police said: “The initiative to cancel black points will benefit all drivers that have committed minor traffic offences in Abu Dhabi.”
A part of Abu Dhabi Police’s initiatives for ‘The Year of Giving’, the move is intended to give drivers a chance to clean up their acts and start abide the traffic rules and regulations. Al Dhaheri said the new initiative will motivate violators into changing their behaviour and learn how to comply with laws and regulations to enhance the force’s efforts to make Abu Dhabi roads safer.
He called on all drivers to make use of the new initiative and avoid licences from being withdrawn in case of exceeding a maximum 24 black points.