If you’re not exactly a reckless driver but are still struggling to know the ins and outs of Dubai’s traffic rules, here’s some good news for you.
Khaleej Times reported that upon the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, cars of drivers with non-dangerous traffic offenses will no longer have to be seized.
Cars currently on confiscated by authorities that have served half the imposed confiscation period would reportedly be returned to their owners.
Reckless driving and other dangerous violations like illegal racing, jumping the red signal, speeding and endangering lives of pedestrians and causing damages to other vehicles are still punishable by car seizure, said the report.
The move aligns well with the Emirates’ “Year of Giving,” a pronouncement by President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The UAE’s Year of Giving is marked by a month-long humanitarian drive for starving Somalis, the creation of a food bank for the urban poor, and its top ranking in the world as a humanitarian donor.
The UAE is a top donor in terms of its official development assistance extended in relation to its gross national income.