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20 smart drivers receive accolades.

Summary: The winning drivers have not committed any traffic violations in the past one year.

Twenty male and female drivers who won white points were honoured on Thursday during Gitex. Jamal Al Banai, acting-director of the General Department of Traffic of the Dubai Police honoured winners on the concluding day of the exhibition.

According to Al Banai, the white point system was designed by the Dubai Police to have an environment free of traffic accidents. He added that the system is aimed at drivers who hold Dubai driving licences. Those who are eligible for the white point system should have a valid car registration and the winners should achieve 24 white points in a year, that is two points each month. They should not have committed any traffic violation or salik violation.

The white points are valid for a year and if one complies with the rules and regulations and earns white points for five consecutive years, he or she will be eligible to a raffle draw to win a car.

One white point will be credited at the end of each month for drivers who abide by traffic rules. However, the motorist will lose his entitlement to the month's point if he is involved in any kind of accident or commits any traffic violation.

He said that two lucky motorists won two cars and they were honoured, thus paying safe drivers. The Dubai Police also rewarded 1,500 other safe drivers in the emirate.

He added that the white point system encourages safe driving and helps the police achieve their goal of zero accident death toll by 2020. The white point system, which was launched in 2007 has had a positive impact on safety on roads, he said.

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Date:Oct 22, 2015
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