As the representative of the Dubai Police confirmed, the rule that only three or fewer people can be in a vehicle does not apply to cars in which one family travels. Such a rule was temporarily adopted as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in order to prevent crowding to the maximum extent.
Director-general of the Dubai Police Traffic Department Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui said that a fine of AED 1000 for violating this rule will not be imposed on those vehicles in which members of the same family are transported. This exception also applies to first-degree relatives. Otherwise, situations could arise where the family is inconvenient or children could be left alone at home.
Thus, representatives of the authorities confirmed that each situation will be considered separately and a decision on violation and imposition of a fine will be taken by representatives of the Police, based on their specific circumstances.
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