Dubai Police pull driver over to award him money
A Mohebi Logistics driver was stopped by traffic police in Dubai and awarded $272 (AED 1,000) on the spot for safe driving.
Unus Majeed received the cash bonus along with a certificate as part of a scheme launched over a decade ago in Dubai and Sharjah to encourage safe driving behaviour.
Ten of the awards are issued each day to drivers who exhibit behaviour such as using indicators, sticking to speed limits and wearing seatbelts.
Majeed commented: “There I was, driving my truck around Bur Juman, when I saw a police car tailgating me and two other cars. I got scared – did I do anything wrong? Then I saw the policeman approaching me and smiling. He told me ‘Congratulations, you’re a safe driver and a winner in the 2014 Porsche Road Star Contest. Here’s your prize of Dh 1,000 and a certificate.’ I was speechless.”