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Dubai Police confiscate 1,097 vehicles for causing noise and disturbance


Seized cars parked at a Dubai Police compound.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Dubai Police have confiscated 1,097 vehicles for violating traffic laws such as heavily modifying cars with power boosters to increase the engine speed, and causing nuisance and disturbance to residents.

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic Police, said the traffic campaign, which they launched on Feb.11,  in co-ordination with the Bur Dubai Police Station, is aimed at ensuring road security and reducing the number of traffic injuries and related deaths, as well as protecting properties and holding violators accountable for their reckless actions.

Al Mazroui explained that it is very likely that drivers lose control when driving heavily modified cars, especially if engine modifications were made in a way that does not match the type of vehicle or roads. He also indicated that modified vehicle accidents could be deadly and result in the deaths of innocent people and other road users.

Al Mazroui also reminded that engine modifications or changes to a vehicle’s base or chassis without authorisation are subject to a Dh1,000 fine and 12 black points. 

In addition, the vehicle will also be impounded for 30 days. “These penalties may be intensified depending on the case,” he confirmed.

Brigadier Abdullah Khadim Sorour, Director of Bur Dubai Police Station, said they the confiscated 994 vehicles on Jumeirah St, 79 vehicles on Al Wasl St, 21 vehicles on 2nd of December St, and three vehicles on Zabeel St. He added that violators were from nine different nationalities.

Brig. Sorour stressed that road safety is everyone’s responsibility. “Together, we must unify efforts and maintain the safety and security of our roads” he urged.

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