Up to Dhs2,000 fine for noisy cars, say Abu Dhabi Police.
The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) confiscated 2,750 vehicles in 2021 for violating traffic laws, including those that were heavily modified to increase their speed, causing noise pollution and disturbance.
The ADP also warned some motorists about their negative behaviour, especially young motorists who disturb residents and drive recklessly on roads.
The ADP’s Traffic and Patrols Directorate stressed that vehicle noise causes a disturbance and stress to other motorists and residents and terrifies children and the elderly.
The ADP called on the public to report such vehicles plying in residential areas by calling the Command and Control Centre (999), affirming that legal action will be taken against the violators.
It added that Article 20 of the Federal Traffic Law penalises drivers of noisy cars with a fine of Dhs2,000 and 12 black points on their driving licence.
In addition, Article 72 penalises unauthorised modifications to a vehicle’s engine or chassis with a fine of Dhs1,000, 12 traffic points and vehicle impounding for 30 days.
Law No.5 for 2020 on impoundment of vehicles will also be applied in the emirate, the ADP further added. Motorists could have their vehicles seized or receive a fine of up to Dhs10,000 if they modify the engine or chassis of their vehicles without permission, and have their vehicles confiscated until they pay the fine.
The Abu Dhabi Police urged parents to be aware of the major risks posed by placing their children on their laps while driving, highlighting its keenness to promote the culture of traffic and raise awareness of relevant preventive measures and how to safely seat children in vehicles.
The Abu Dhabi Police also called on drivers to pay attention while driving and refrain from using their mobile phones to surf the internet or use social media, stressing that it is closely monitoring traffic intersections using cameras, in cooperation with the Monitoring and Control Centre.
Police warned motorists to stop when they see the “stop” signs of school buses or face a fine of Dhs1,000 and ten black points. Also, school bus drivers who fail to open the stop sign while dropping off students will be slapped with an Dhs500 fine and six black points.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of the Central Operations Sector of Abu Dhabi Police urge drivers to adhere to traffic laws and rules to enhance their safety on the roads and reduce traffic accidents.
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