Dubai: Dh600 fine announced for motorists using bus lanes

The grace period that was in place until now ends on Sunday, February 7.


Motorists who misuse the newly opened dedicated bus lane at Khalid bin Waleed St will be fined Dh600, starting Sunday, February 7, according to a fresh advisory on Friday.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that offence tickets will be issued against violators of the new dedicated bus lane, following the end of a grace period since the lane opened on January 21 this year.

With 22 cameras monitoring the lane, the fine will be issued against violating motorists who use or access this lane, which is dedicated exclusively to RTA’s buses and taxis, said the authority in a statement.

The underlying aim of the fine is to ensure the smooth flow of buses and improve the bus service by reducing the journey time. Saving the time of bus riders will boost their satisfaction and increase the ridership of public transit means, it added. More

By webreport