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Old Apr 3rd 2011, 2:12 pm
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Goddamit. 3 black points for parking on the pavement! Who'd have known??
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Old Apr 3rd 2011, 2:37 pm
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I suggest that next time you don't park in front of Sheikh Maktoum's palace.
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I suggest that next time you don't park in front of Sheikh Maktoum's palace.
More than 3 for that I suspect - a mate got a 25k fine for cutting up Sheikh Khalifa once..
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More than 3 for that I suspect - a mate got a 25k fine for cutting up Sheikh Khalifa once..
25K you gotta be kidding!! What was he charged with exactly??
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More than 3 for that I suspect - a mate got a 25k fine for cutting up Sheikh Khalifa once..
I like the principle--fines (and points, presumably) depending on who you cut up. If the pecking order were aligned to the sociial pecking order here, I could cut up a certain nationality all day who hog the fast-but-one-lane doing just under the speed limit. Mind you, I do anyway...
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25K you gotta be kidding!! What was he charged with exactly??
I think he was quite grateful not to have had a pseudo-erotic encounter with a cattle prod to be honest
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I think he was quite grateful not to have had a pseudo-erotic encounter with a cattle prod to be honest
I'm still recovering from the size of that fine... wow.

Though, yes it's better than the *ahem* alternatives.
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Goddamit. 3 black points for parking on the pavement! Who'd have known??
Err.. what's a Black Point? Some traffic related punishment by the sounds of it?

Here in Saudi, we're only just getting to grips with speed cameras all over the place. And boy, is the Traffic Department benefitting from all the fines? Yes, it is.
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Black points are like the points in the UK - get 24 and you lose your licence.

3 points for parking on the pavement seems a bit harsh when the penalty for "Killing other people" is 12 points
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Black points are like the points in the UK - get 24 and you lose your licence.

3 points for parking on the pavement seems a bit harsh when the penalty for "Killing other people" is 12 points
Quite, would have thought that 'death by dangerous driving' would be an automatic 24pts. What's the point for speeding?

No points system here yet in KSA, just keep paying the fines and you're ok.
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Quite, would have thought that 'death by dangerous driving' would be an automatic 24pts. What's the point for speeding?

No points system here yet in KSA, just keep paying the fines and you're ok.
I got AED 1,000 and 3pts for using a handicapped space to turn around (as an alternative to a dangerous u-turn). The ticket classed my offense as parking though I honestly did not park. Quite an embarrassing fine to have to pay!

I've recently sold our car, and honestly I don't miss car ownership. Been using the metro, avoiding fines and walking more. All great things!
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I've recently sold our car, and honestly I don't miss car ownership. Been using the metro, avoiding fines and walking more. All great things!
Not so great when the temperature hits 45degC.
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I checked my traffic fines yesterday for the first time in a year. 2009-10 was 5500AED (Al Ain mainly - passing on way to Muscat). I soon found out where the speed cameras are. 2010-11 is only 300AED. Bargain!
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Originally Posted by ctfc View Post
Goddamit. 3 black points for parking on the pavement! Who'd have known??
Here you go. Offence 122; AED200 plus 3pts.
http://www.dubaimoves.com/8700/dubai-traffic-fines/
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Goddamit. 3 black points for parking on the pavement! Who'd have known??
I just found that out myself the other week - how long do points stay on licences in UAE ?

Madness considering speeding fines gets no points (unless excessively over the speed limit (?)
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