Federal Traffic Council recommends linking traffic file info to ID card

ABU DHABI: The Federal Traffic Council has recommended unifying drivers’ traffic file information and linking it to the Emirates ID card so that it takes the same ID number. This is in a bid to make it easy for customers to complete their transactions in any one of the emirates in the country. Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen, Head of the Federal Traffic Council and Deputy Chief Commander for Operational Affairs at Dubai Police, said that the council has finalised drafts of the recommendations related to traffic law and is expecting suggestions on the possibility of adding new texts that are commensurate with the developments and requirements of traffic security.

Al Zafeen added that the council has issued a set of recommendations to be submitted to the higher committee for policies and strategies headed by H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, to take the final relative decision, noting that Sheikh Saif has given clear directives for unifying traffic related procedures in all the emirates, aiming to eliminate any deficiencies or differences in regulations or application.

He pointed out that members of the council and directors of traffic departments in the country have unanimously approved these recommendations. Mechanisms to implement the recommendations will be coordinated with the relevant authorities in each emirate, he added.