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RTA proposes temporary one-year licence for drivers under 21

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced in a statement that it has submitted a proposal to implement a temporary one-year driving licence for drivers under the age of 21. The statement was issued to reveal findings of a study carried out by the RTA on traffic safety and the extent of drivers’ compliance with road safety legislations.

Taxi drivers say their lives are on the line

Taxi drivers stripped off their neckties yesterday before forming a protest procession against unsafe working conditions, after the murder of a colleague. "We don't want to wear these neckties," said Kazi Mohammed, a Bangladeshi driver for National Taxi.

Public transport still not 
the first choice for youth

Though 25 pc of the public transport users in the UAE are within the age group of 18 to 25, majority of youngsters continue to opt for cars as their primary mode of transport. According to a recent survey, 66 per cent of new car buyers in the UAE falls in the age group of 18-29 years, 61 per cent of which are first time buyers.

Taxi driver mugged, robbed, court told

Five men mugged a taxi driver for his wallet, personal documents and mobile phone, a Dubai court heard this morning. According to Criminal Court of First Instance records, JK and FK, both 26; KK and MA, both 22; and FM, 19, all Pakistanis, admitted to charges of assault and theft during prosecution investigations.

It's a fare guess on many Sharjah taxis

Drivers don't tell passengers about Dubai crossover charge at the outset. Residents continue to voice reservations about the taxi service in Sharjah with many taxi drivers not informing passengers in advance of the Dh20 charge that applies to inter-emirate trips to Dubai and back.

Traffic & Roads Agency holds open house with parking attendants

In a clear testimony of the active communication with all employees in different job grades, engineer Maitha Mohammed bin Udai, CEO of Traffic & Roads Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), held a frank & friendly meeting with the parking attendants.

Dubai Taxi signs MoU with Saaed for Traffic Systems

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Saaed for Traffic Systems Co, Abu Dhabi in the framework of its initiative to share knowledge and expertise in a bid to raise the caliber of systems and regulations related to the planning of Management of Accidents and Technical Services Operations.

Zayed University students organize Road Safety Awareness Campaign

A group of Zayed University Students from the college of Health Science organized a two-day awareness campaign about Road Safety at Mirdif City Centre in collaboration with MCC and RTA to increase awareness among public about the main causes of road traffic injuries and measures to decrease the number of road incidents.

Dubai awards over $7m to Emirati taxi plate owners

Emirati taxi operators in Dubai have been awarded a payment of AED26.4m ($7.17m) by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to help buffer rising living costs. The bonus will be given to Emirati owners of taxicab number plates, who lease the 6,542 plates to state-owned firms such as the Dubai Taxi Agency in exchange for an annual fee.

RTA workers took bribes to fake vehicle tests, court hears

Two data entry officers at the Roads and Transport Authority this morning denied taking bribes in exchange for forging official documents showing vehicles had passed testing. The two Iranians, a female defendant AB, 32, and SQ, 31, denied before the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance taking nearly Dh13,500 to falsify the vehicles' test results.