UAE: 3-people limit in cars exempted for families

A policeman stops vehicles at a security checkpoint to examine passengers for exit permits, as people are only allowed essential travel due to a lockdown imposed by the UAE government as a measure during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in al-Khawaneej district of the gulf emirate of Dubai on April 9, 2020. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)
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Members of the same family are allowed to travel in the same vehicle without getting fined for violating the three-people limit, the Abu Dhabi Police have said.

First-degree relatives are also exempted from the limitation and they can travel in the same vehicle even if there are more than three people, the police added.

The Abu Dhabi Police stressed that a fine of Dh1,000 will be imposed on a driver if he had more than three individuals in his vehicle, adding that such limit is only for taxis and motorists who get passengers in their cabs. Members of the same family should not be worried about this limitation, the police noted.

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Similar announcements have also been made by Sharjah and Dubai Police departments.

The Sharjah police announced that members of the same family or first-degree relatives are allowed to get in the same vehicle without getting fined for violating the three-people limit.

The Director General of the Dubai Police Traffic Department, also said that vehicles with family members or first-class relatives have been excluded from a fine for exceeding the number of passengers allowed in one vehicle. The limit for which had been set to three members earlier. The announcement regarding the same has been mad on the official Facebook page of Dubai Police.

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