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Mohammed Al Mahi, Staff Reporter
As of March 20 until April 30, the General Command of Umm Al Quwain Police begins reducing fines for the traffic violations committed in the emirate for all vehicles by 50%, in addition to canceling the reservation of vehicles and traffic points, provided that the payment of violations will be done through the websites and smart applications of the Ministry of Interior.
According to Colonel Saeed Obaid Bin Aran, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department, the step comes in light of Umm Al Quwain Police’s endeavour to adopt initiatives contributing to the happiness of community members and facilitating procedures by vehicle owners.
Bin Aran called on motorists and road users to fully comply with traffic regulations and laws to ensure their safety and the safety of others, and to achieve the goals of the Ministry of Interior to reduce traffic accidents and make the roads safer and more secure.
Separately, the UAE has suspended the entry of all its valid residence visa holders, who are currently out of the country, for a renewable period of two weeks effective 12.00 noon of Thursday, March 19, due to the spread of COVID-19.
The development comes as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of those affected by the decision, which is subject to renewals depending on the health status measures taken due to the ovel coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested those holding valid UAE visas, and now staying out of the country, to pursue the following procedures:
-Those who are now staying in their countries of origin have to contact the UAE diplomatic missions in their respective nations for all necessary support and to streamline their return back to the UAE.
-Those who are currently outside the UAE for business considerations have to contact their employers here as well as Emirati diplomatic missions in their host countries for all necessary support to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
-Those who are now on vacation have to contact UAE diplomatic missions in their respective host countries for all necessary support to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
The police have arrested the person who videoed the incident and posted it on social networking sites.
The sister checked with the Social Support Centre to obtain the identification documents of her half-brothers, as the father was separated from the mother for a long time.
Collision involved 3 trucks on the Emirates Road near Exit 93 in Umm Al Quwain.
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