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Have licence, won’t drive

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Scared out of their wits, many drivers refuse to get behind the wheel despite spending thousands on a UAE driving licence. They tell XPRESS why their phobia is not misplaced. Dangerous driving is scaring new drivers off the roads.

Zero road fatality in Dubai by 2020, says Police chief

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1.3m every year, 3,500 a day, 150 per hour and nearly three people get killed on the street every minute across the world. The Dubai Police has set an ambitious goal to decrease road death to zero by 2020.

Post fare hike, Dubai cab franchisees want more

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DESPITE granting their fare hike wish granted, Dubai taxi franchise companies still cry for similar rights like their competitor, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)-owned Dubai Taxi Corporation. Several demands were tabled before the RTA bigwigs a month ago. Among them was raising taxi fare “to enable us at least meet our operation costs,” as one of the franchise company’s executives told The Gulf Today. This was granted, and from Friday Jan.22, 2011, passengers will be coughing up an additional 11 fils per kilometre covered.

Cabbie Nabbed For Alleged Rape of Woman

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Dubai Police arrested a taxi driver for allegedly raping a 23-year old British woman. The woman, who came on a visit visa, told the police that on Thursday night at 3:30am she got out of a night club in Bur Dubai and took a taxi.

Taxi driver hit by drunk motorist on Palm Jumeirah

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Dubai: A Pakistani taxi driver was hit by an Emirati man who was under the influence of alcohol on Monday morning. According to the traffic department of Dubai Police, the taxi driver was dropping off a passenger at Palm Jumeirah and was hit by a drunk motorist.

Dubai Police, Taxi body team up to train cabbies

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Dubai Taxi Corporation is teaming up with the Dubai Police General Headquarters to deliver awareness lectures to a group of cabdrivers about crashes and traffic offences, and how to minimise them. Ammar Bin Tameem, Director of Fleet Drivers Affairs Department at Dubai Taxi Corporation said in a press release on Friday: “DTC is continuously cooperating and coordinating with the General Head Quarters of Dubai Police to hold such lectures and educative workshops in various topics".