Fees could be cut for green cars

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Reg­is­tra­tion fees for eco-friendly cars should be re­moved to en­cour­age more peo­ple to go green, the Fed­eral Traf­fic Coun­cil has said. Ma­jor Gen­eral Mo­hammed Saif Al Zafeen, Head of the Fed­eral Traf­fic Coun­cil and As­sis­tant to the Dubai Po­lice Chief for Op­er­a­tional Af­fairs, said the coun­cil has rec­om­mended ex­empt­ing driv­ers to make the prospect of smaller en­gines or hy­brid cars more at­trac­tive. “We want to en­cour­age peo­ple to opt for en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly cars such as those that run on elec­tric­ity,” he told 7DAYS. “En­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly cars can re­duce pol­lu­tion and this would help pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment.” Among other rec­om­men­da­tions made were the re­moval of the front seat next to driv­ers in buses of all sizes, which po­lice said have been linked to fa­tal­i­ties. “When buses are in­volved in crashes, pas­sen­gers in the front seat of­ten die or sus­tain se­ri­ous in­juries,” said Al Zafeen. The pro­pos­als have been put for­ward to the Min­istry of In­te­rior.

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