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Motorists spared fines for minor traffic offences in one-day awareness campaign

By Rana Husseini - Mar 22,2015 - Last updated at Mar 22,2015

AMMAN — The Public Security Department (PSD) on Sunday organised a one-day campaign sparing motorists committing non-dangerous violations from fines.

“We decided to hold this campaign to raise people’s awareness and encourage them not to commit violations,” said Maj. Jalal Rahahleh, director of public relations at the Central Traffic Department.

The campaign motto is: “Be proud you are a true Jordanian through abiding by the Traffic Law.” 

Any violating motorist was pulled over and handed a brochure instead of a ticket encouraging her/him to abide by traffic regulations and wishing them safe driving, according to a statement issued by the PSD.

Rahahleh said motorists who committed dangerous traffic violations such as exceeding the speed limit by a wide margin, crossing a red light and driving in the opposite direction were fined.

This procedure, Rahahleh added, was applied all around the Kingdom. 

“We have printed 30,000 awareness brochures to distribute to violating motorists,” the traffic official explained.

“Our intention is not to collect money from fines. We want to encourage motorists to abide by the Traffic Law and drive safely,” Rahahleh stressed.

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