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Police urge individuals to commit to sterilisation plan


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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic, revealed that all registered vehicles on the traffic radar system will be automatically exempted from being fined. He explained that even if vehicles are flashed by radars, it does not mean that a fine will be issued, as long as road users have work-related purposes.

If drivers take different routes than the usual ones, a fine will be issued against them until a clear excuse is provided. The same rules will also be applied on those who carry a movement permit.

In addition, Brig. Al Mazrouri pointed out that police will use patrols, electronic monitoring devices, radars and cameras in order to ensure commitment of individuals to the UAE sterilization program; besides taking legal actions against those who violate it.

Police also explained that the violation fining system during sterilization programme is based on artificial intelligence, which automatically registers all committed violations, but also exempts those who carry a movement permit.

Drivers who are not exempted from violations must issue a daily movement permit to be able to carry out their daily essential needs, such as going to the grocery store, etc.

Brig. Al Mazroui confirmed that the extension of the sterilization programme is aimed at preserving the safety of people, and that efforts being made by authorities must be appreciated by the public and they must work side by side to pass through such tough times safely.

Recently, Dubai Police, in cooperation with the Community Development Authority, CDA, launched ‘Secure Together’, a community-centred service that offers rapid response to requests for assistance from the elderly across Dubai.

The move follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to provide full support and care for senior citizens and residents, and the close follow-up of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. The new service will prioritise requests from seniors to Dubai Police’s command and control centre for essential support and services including medical aid, disinfection and sanitation services at their residences.

Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police and Commissioner General of the Citizen Services Pillar of Dubai Council Lieutenant-General Abdullah Al Marri said the country’s leadership places the highest priority on meeting the vital needs of senior citizens, both nationals and expatriates.

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