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RTA to remove expired registration vehicles

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The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, is working on arrangements for removing vehicles whose registration had expired three years ago or more from the Unified Traffic System.

The move aims to ensure the safety of vehicles on the road and curb potential accidents caused by non registered vehicles, as they lack maintenance and annual traffic safety tests mandated by traffic rules.

Mohammed Abdul Karim Nimat, Director of Vehicles Licensing at the RTA, said: “The Licensing Agency will start removing vehicles whose registration had expired three years ago or more from the traffic system in early July this year. “This grace period offers owners the time to have their vehicles tested and registration renewed as per the applicable systems in the emirate”.

“Through this course of action, the RTA is targeting sizable numbers of reckless owners of vehicles who do not observe renewing their vehicles registration. Those individuals do not actually appreciate the importance of renewing vehicle registration, thus exposing themselves as well as others to danger. “Moreover, such vehicles become liable to defects as they get older with no maintenance carried to keep them roadworthy.

“Vehicle testing and licensing is now possible in as many as 25 centres spanning different areas across the emirate operating 24-hours a day. Smart apps and the RTA website can also be used to save much of the time and effort taken in completing this procedure”.


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