Dubai RTA Relief for Motorists Renewing Vehicles
The Road and Transport Authority(RTA) of Dubai has made an announcement on Wednesday that will give motorists owning more than one car a reason to cheer. According to the announcement, now drivers can renew the registration without the need of clearing fines that are pending for other vehicles belonging to the same person.
Earlier, to renew the registration of the vehicle, motorists had to clear dues attached to all the vehicles owned by the individual. Due to this, a lot of people preferred delaying registration of their vehicle, while the accumulated dues ran into thousands of Dirham.
According to the CEO, RTA’s Licensing Agency, Ahmad Hashem Behroozian, the move has been aimed at saving customers’ efforts and time. The agency also hopes that the act will also help in ensuring road safety.
It was further added that now only the fines related to the particular vehicle that is to be renewed will be required have been cleared. RTA has multiple channels to process customers’ transactions which range from the RTA website (www.rta.ae), RTA smart app, self-service kiosks, and customers’ happiness centres.
The move is not only good for ease of customer but also promotes road safety. Since people try to delay registration in the current scenario, it leads to increase in unregistered or untested vehicles on the roads.
Although the decision is only for individual car owners right now, the move can be furthered to include commercial fleet owners based on the response.
This move has been welcomed by motorists since a lot of motorists own more than one vehicle in Dubai!