Welcoming the rule, Ali Al Bahri, a teacher in a private college said, “This rule will save people a lot of time.”
The ROP source explained that people who own vehicles which are less than eight years old can renew the registration every two years. “Article 8 in the Traffic Law explains that a private vehicle which is not more than eight years old can be registered or renewed for two years,” explained the ROP source. Vehicles older than eight years are subject to annual checks, he added.
Motorists expressed happiness that they wouldn’t have to head annually to the department concerned for the renewal process.
Al Bahri admitted not being aware that this law existed. “I am just happy that I don’t have to go through the process of standing in long queues,” he said.
Saud Al Salmi a private sector employee wondered if this law would add to the problem of driving unregistered vehicles. He was also worried that the amount of money motorists had to pay while renewing the registration of their vehicle would double, especially when people had to pay their fines.