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Staff Report Published: March 17, 2014

147 licenses with 24 points confiscated

ABU DHABI: Discipline is the word the Abu Dhabi traffic department wants drivers to keep in mind while cruising down the streets. And while you do so, keep in mind that your limit is 24 black points.

Reaching 24 black traffic points on your license is a situation where you have really lived a dangerous life on the fast lane – overtaking dangerously, for example. And when you reach 124 black points, your license is confiscated.

The traffic department is getting stricter. Last February, the Al Ain Traffic Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, confiscated 147 licenses. Of those, one license was cancelled for repeated offense, says Emirates 24-7.

According to Major Salah Abdullah Al Hemairi, Chief of the Al Ain Traffic Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, the maximum limit of traffic points can happen when a driver commits the following violations: A truck driver dangerously overtaking other vehicles (24 points), driving recklessly in a way that poses a danger to others or racing on the roads (12 points), or not stopping when a driver causes an accident that results in causalities, as well as other violations.

On reaching 24 points, the license is confiscated, which is a preventative measure to stop reckless drivers from causing harm to themselves and others. This is done in steps – licenses confiscated for three months the first time, then six months, then for one year, and then finally canceling the license permanently.

The last situation is the worst. The major said that if a person is found driving with a revoked license, he will be “fined, interrogated and referred to the traffic authorities, and a proper verdict will be issued against them.”

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