New Regulations By The RTA Mean An AED 600 Fine For Drivers On These Roads

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A dedicated lane for RTA Buses and Taxis has been announced by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The project will cover dedicated lanes on both Al Mamzar and Al Ghubaiba Roads and will be introduced by the end of September.

Good news for public transport users

This is Phase 2 of the RTA project. Phase 1 was introduced in April 2015 on the Naif Road, Deira. 88% of private road users successfully observed the regulation, which lead to an 20% increase in public bus speed....that's huge!

Roads users have one month to understand the new system...

The RTA have given a grace period of one month, whereby no road fines will be collected. Following from October 30th, 2016 a fine of AED 600 will be payable by violators. There are several surveillance cameras along each dedicated route to monitor offenders. 

"RTA is embarking on Phase II of the Dedicated Bus and Taxi Lane Project following the successful completion of the initial phase on Naif Road where compliance rate reached 88%.

The actual implementation of Phase I started on April 1, 2015, which provided for a fine of Dh600 against violators. For this reason, RTA had installed seven surveillance cameras along the dedicated lane to monitor offenders. Offences are reported either automatically through these cameras, or manually through Dubai Police patrols. If the motorist is fined twice (automatically and manually) for the same offence, only one fine will be collected.

Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA's Public Transport Agency

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Casey Fitzgerald

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