Cops fine cops for tint, RTA fines taxis
Gulf News reported that Dubai police fined as many as 50 of their own employees for having dark tint on their personal cars that is above the legal tint level. By law, the tint should have 30% “darkness” at most, but cops themselves were freely flouting the law, so this is a good decision by higher police officials, emphasising that they should act as role models.
7DAYS newspaper has also reported that the Road & Transport Authority will start suspending taxi drivers following tons of complaints about their drivers not stopping for passengers. It is an unwritten fact about Dubai that most taxi drivers will only stop for white people, and sometimes will stop for other nationalities depending where they want to go. The suspended drivers will undergo 10 days of training without being allowed on the roads, and they might also be fined for repeating offences. All complaints should be reported at 04-8009090, although I believe you will have better results calling 04-2080888.