Motorists in the UAE are reminded to always carry a valid driver’s licence or risk steep penalties.
Abu Dhabi Police issued the reminder after a report revealed that 866 people were caught driving without a valid licence last year.
Some of those driving were minors. UAE law requires drivers to present a valid licence when requested by police or traffic patrol officials.
Violators may be subject to a three-month prison sentence and/or fines of AED 5,000.
Furthermore, parents are urged to ensure their children’s safety and that of the entire community by not allowing minors to drive. Any guardians who do allow those under 18 to get behind the wheel will be held liable and face prosecution.
In other motoring news, drivers were reminded not to pay for no-claims car insurance certificates.
The UAE Insurance Authority declared that motorists with claim-free insurance records are not only entitled to a no-claims certificate free of charge from their insurance provider, but that they may also take advantage of driving discounts on renewals.
For more information, visit: ia.gov.ae/en