280 vehicles impounded in Abu Dhabi during National Day holiday

Offences included flouting traffic and car decoration laws, causing annoyance and noise, driving recklessly and posing a danger to the public, driving without a licence and getting involved in behaviour that contradicts the Spirit of the Union.

ABU DHABI // A total of 280 vehicles were impounded for one month during the 43rd National Day holidays.

The drivers of the vehicles were each fined Dh2,000 and had 12 points added to their licences.

Offences included flouting traffic and car decoration laws, causing annoyance and noise, driving recklessly and posing a danger to the public, making engine modifications, driving without a licence and getting involved in behaviour that contradicts the Spirit of the Union.

Brig Hussain Ahmad Al Harthy, director of Abu Dhabi Police’s Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said that drivers who had their vehicles seized broke the rules despite an aggressive awareness campaign.

He said violations included drivers and passengers using spray paint, leaning out of windows and sunroofs, adding accessories that block vision and threaten safety and driving unsafely.

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Published: December 9, 2014 04:00 AM

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