Saif Muhair Al Mazroui.
The Dubai Police have fined 526 motorists and seized 210 vehicles over the past two months in Ruwayyah for committing serious traffic violations.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic Police said that the violations include reckless driving, driving in the opposite direction of traffic, driving without number plates and driving in a way that poses a danger to themselves and others.
"The traffic crackdown on unruly drivers was launched in response to reports department received from residents in the area on some reckless drivers committing severe traffic violations," he said.
According to Al Mazroui, a fine of Dhs2,000, 23 traffic points and 60 days of vehicle impoundment is imposed for driving a vehicle in a way that endangers motorist's life or the life, safety or security of others.
A fine of Dhs1,000 and 12 traffic points and 30 days of vehicle impoundment is imposed for modifying vehicle's engine or base (chassis) without a licence.
There is fine of Dhs400 for driving a vehicle with one plate.
"Despite repeated warnings, awareness campaigns and appeals to abide by the traffic rules, we unfortunately still see some reckless drivers who put their lives and others at risk," he added.
Al Mazroui called on the public to report violations, reckless behaviours, and traffic violations to the police via the 'We Are All Police' programme on the Dubai Police app or by calling Dubai Police call centre 901.
The two-month traffic safety campaign is to raise awareness among community members and motorists on the importance of giving way in the far left lane (fast lane) and limiting its use to overtaking and emergency vehicles.
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