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Sharjah Cancels all Traffic Violation Penalties Received During Unstable Weather

The decision reflects police force's commitment to serving society during extraordinary circumstances

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on April 22, 2024, 16:33:04


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Sharjah has announced the cancellation of all traffic violation fines incurred during the period of unstable weather. The order was issued by Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, the Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police.

The unstable weather conditions affected the UAE from Monday (April 15) through Wednesday (April 16), with Tuesday (April 16) experiencing the worst of it due to a "low surface pressure" extension and two waves of unstable weather.

This decision to waive all traffic violations reflects the police force's commitment to serving society during these extraordinary circumstances arising from the aftermath of the weather depression experienced by the country.

Last week, the UAE experienced its heaviest rainfall in 75 years, surpassing any recorded precipitation since data collection began in 1949. Many motorists across the Emirates encountered vehicle damage after heavy rains, leading to water-logged roads and flooding.

As the extreme weather persisted, hundreds of residents were compelled to abandon their vehicles on the roadside. With roads submerged under rising floodwaters, motorists had no choice but to wade through murky water to reach safety.

In addition to the fear of traffic violations, motorists faced the daunting challenge of repairing their vehicles due to many cars being stuck in water, resulting in technical issues, damages, and lost car plates.

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