A combo image shows the seized cars in police yard.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Traffic Police has recently warned motorists against using police and emergency vehicle warning lights, after two vehicles were spotted on the road taking advantage of the exclusive entitlement of the police to be given way in case of emergency.
Colonel Juma bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of the General Traffic Department, urged road users to adhere to traffic laws to avoid facing legal liabilities and prevent endangering their lives and others.
Col bin Suwaidan stated further that the police patrols had impounded two vehicles on two separate occasions for illegally fitting their vehicles with using emergency warning lights similar to the police, giving other motorists a false impression of authority to give way.
"We have spotted one at the Emirates Road and the other at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Reports were filed against the two, and their vehicles were confiscated and fined," he added.
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.
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, says official.
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.
It explained that this information is one’s personal information as displayed on his/her Alhosan passes, the QR code generated by one’s pass, which cannot be shared with others.
The security agencies in Egypt's Alexandria found the decapitated body of a young man tied to a chainsaw on the tracks of the Abu Qir train in the Derbala area of Sidi Bishr.
The plaintiff argued that the value of the car was Dhs40,000, and that he gave it to his sister, to use it, but she committed many violations with it, and did not return the car to him.
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted in a post on his account on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day, "Workers and volunteers in humanitarian initiatives make the largest and most important positive impact in the lives of millions of people, thanks to the integration of their efforts as they give their time, energies and attention to those who most likely need help and support, motivated by the bonds of humanity.”