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Old Nov 4th 2010, 6:19 am
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i think we all know that speeding fines dont work here as a deterrent, heres some cracking examples

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/tr...2-000-1.706070

"An Emirati motorist racked up fines of Dh42,000 within an hour on Shaikh Zayed Road and was caught by 12 radars.

He paid Dh42,000 in speeding and other fines to avoid confiscation of his vehicle"

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/tr...nutes-1.706283

"Last month, a 30-year-old Emirati woman paid Dh146,000 in fines accumulated over 18 months, most for speeding.

Meanwhile, traffic police said they will seize cars of those who accumulate fines of Dh5,000 or more in a year. Until October, they had collected Dh386,370,585 in traffic fines from individuals and others in Dubai."

why have punishments that actually stop the road insanity here when you can make $100 million dollars instead
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Old Nov 4th 2010, 6:44 am
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Plus a fine is not a deterrent to someone that has shed-loads of money anyway.

Even confiscation of their car wouldn't have much effect, they probably have 3 or 4 more at home anyway, or can just go out and buy another one.
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Plus a fine is not a deterrent to someone that has shed-loads of money anyway.

Even confiscation of their car wouldn't have much effect, they probably have 3 or 4 more at home anyway, or can just go out and buy another one.
I heard (maybe BS) that there is a trend amongst locals to just hand over the car when the fines are more than the value of the car...
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Plus a fine is not a deterrent to someone that has shed-loads of money anyway.

Even confiscation of their car wouldn't have much effect, they probably have 3 or 4 more at home anyway, or can just go out and buy another one.
Over 5k AED in one year or single offence at + x% of speedlimit - Prison 1 week
Second time 1 month
Third time - Execution

That should sort it sharp'ish
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oh they do work...my fines totalled 8,000 last year, and i'm bloody careful now...that was 2 pairs of shoes i lost out on, lol...

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Old Nov 4th 2010, 8:49 am
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oh they do work...my fines totalled 8,000 last year, and i'm bloody careful now...that was 2 pairs of shoes i lost out on, lol...

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It works for sure, I got done three times in one week on the quietest road in Dubai which the twats have set at 60k, and everyone thinks it's 80. I hate the sneakiness of it, hidden cameras etc
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oh they do work...my fines totalled 8,000 last year, and i'm bloody careful now...that was 2 pairs of shoes i lost out on, lol...

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that would easily pay for your annual drinks bill at Aussie Legends several times over !
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