Since 2013, Dubai Police have taken an initiative to reward safe drivers who have a clean slate and no fines. Such drivers are rewarded white points and some of them are chosen at random to be awarded with prizes. To qualify for the awards, the drivers have to maintain a clean record for obeying traffic rules without any parking and Salik fines throughout the year. Another criteria for the award is that the driving licence should be registered in Dubai.
Last year only 1, 500 residents were given the prizes for safe driving and maintaining a clean slate. However, this year, the number increased by 300 more and 1,800 were worthy of the prize.
Prizes in forms of cars, cash and gift vouchers were given away by the Dubai Police. Two people went back home with a brand new car and one of them conveyed that she wished to give her prize away to Charity. Dr Fatima Darwish Al Emmadi won herself a Hyundai Veloster and Khoela Waleed Al Marzouqi bagged a Hyundai Sonata.
Gulf News reported that Dr Fatima Daewish Al Emmadi has decided to donate her gift to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment because she is a great admirer of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed, who is the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai.
Out of the 1,800 motorists who won prizes, 710 of them were women and 1, 090 were men. The top nationalities that received prizes at large were Emiratis with 400 winners, Indians with 332 winners, Egyptians with 147 winners, Pakistanis with 98 winners and British with 96 winners.