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Driving licence decision welcomed in Sharjah

Driving licence decision welcomed in Sharjah

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Sharjah Police have decided to resume accepting applications for driving licences from almost all expatriates working and living in the emirate regardless of their profession, ending a five-year ban on specific professions. A ban was placed against 86 low-income workers in 2008 in a bid to cut traffic jams. The new amendment on the decision was implemented on August 28. In 2010, the Sharjah Traffic and Licensing Department relaxed the 2008 ban by removing 12 categories from the list. The ban was enforced on residents as per their profession as mentioned on their residence visa. “We have a long waiting list due to the huge rush,” an official at a driving school, who preferred not to be named, told Gulf News. “The rush for registration has been huge,” The average fee for a full driving c