Dubai: drivers to be rewarded for following speed limits

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In a bid to encourage motorists to follow speed limits on roads, Dubai Police will reward good drivers with points that can be redeemed for vouchers and gifts, an official said on Tuesday. Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, told Gulf News that the idea behind the initiative is to encourage drivers to earn points by not exceeding speed limits.

“It is a unique idea and is part of Dubai Police’s strategy to have safer roads and reduce casualties [in accidents]. We will start the programme after Gitex Technology Week. Drivers will earn white points by registering in the programme,” Maj-Gen Al Merri said.

Drivers can log in to Dubai Police app and register in the programme after Gitex. A map will show the driver on the road and he can check points earned by him on the app. The driver will get a point for every few kilometres if he didn’t exceed the speed limit. But if he exceeds the limit, the point will be deducted from his account.

Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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