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Woman clocks up Dh134,000 in traffic fines

Amira Agarib / 11 May 2012

A UAE national woman has topped the list of traffic violation fines for the first quarter of the year, racking up a total of Dh134,040 in just four months.

From the beginning of January to the end of April, she committed 218 traffic violations, according to statistics released by the General Department of Dubai Police. In second place was an Egyptian national, who picked up fines of Dh131,900, ahead of another UAE national in third place on the list with a total of Dh125,206.

The statics revealed that 80 per cent of the top 10 are UAE nationals. Women represent 40 per cent of the list, including three UAE nationals and one Indian.

Brigadier Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, Director of General Department of Traffic, confirmed that the UAE national woman who topped the list had committed 218 traffic violations at a cost of Dh134,040, while the Egyptian driver recorded 187 violations at a total of Dh131,900.

He said undercover police teams assigned to monitor violations had caught 4,125 motorists. Al Zafin said the drivers have the right to appeal to a special committee, which will review the violations issued by radars. He said traffic violations will be cancelled if errors are found.

He added that some people double park when they do not see police officers, but these motorists are monitored through the Dubai Police operation room, which photographs cars and reads the number plate.

Previous big fines recorded in the UAE include an Emirati woman who accumulated fines totaling Dh146,000 in 18 months in 2009/10. She was caught almost every day on Shaikh Zayed Road.

In November 2010, an Emirate man was fined a staggering Dh42,000 for 12 speeding violations in just five minutes on Shaikh Zayed Road.


Top ten total fines from January 1 to April 30 (violations in parenthesis)

1.   134,040 (218)

2.   131,900 (187)

3.   125,206 (206)

4.   120,650 (218)

5.   118,320 (not released)

6.   117,500 (150)

7.   98,000 (205)

8.   97,500 (131)

9.   96,800 (148)

10.  95,800 (153)

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