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RTA regulates offences of marine transit modes

The offence code, which shall take effect by the end of this month (January), is aimed to ensure the safety & security of marine transport services.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently published an educative brochures listing offences & fines applicable to operators and riders of marine transit modes namely the Water Taxi, Water Bus, Abra and Ferry. The offence code, which shall take effect by the end of this month (January), is aimed to ensure the safety & security of marine transport services.

“RTA is always keen on implementing several initiatives capable of enhancing public services, making people happier, improving the security & safety, and conserving the environment,” said Abdullah Al Mahri, Director of Monitoring of Transport Activities, RTA’s Public Transport Agency. “Issuing the Offence & Fines Code would assist the compliance of riders & operators of marine transit modes with the regulations in place, which in turn would curb the number of offences reported. Statistics indicated that marine transport operators had committed 80 offences from first of May 2015 until the end of September 2015,” he noted.

“These educative leaflets were distributed at 37 marine transport stations in Dubai, and placed on board marine transit modes such as the Water Taxi, Abra and Water Bus in order to ensure that the riders of these modes are clearly informed about the offences & fines code. This would be implemented end of Jan 2016 by RTA inspectors who would be deployed at all marine transit stations. These brochures clearly detail the type of offences & fines relating to the operator or rider,” explained Al Mahri.

The Director of Monitoring of Transport Activities called on marine transport operators & riders to comply with the applicable regulations and ensure the safe arrival of riders to their intended destinations.