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$teering in the right direction

$teering in the right direction

Rehab for bad drivers: proactive and possibly profitable measure

April 7, 2011 1:41 by

Lt Col Saif Obaid al Khaili, the manager of the Community Service Department, said “it’s about giving people a second chance.” A second chance for what exactly? To drive freely on the road, of course, but only after dishing out a bit of dosh.

If you have less than 24 black points, you pay Dh550 for the 1-2day course and if you have 72 black points you pay Dh850. Ah, now that’s what we are talking about.

Don’t do the maths just yet tho; lest we forget to mention that “driving offenders may also be ordered to visit accident victims in hospital to see at first hand the consequences of their actions.” Which, we will be the first to say, is a much needed step for the country’s reckless drivers.

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