Dubai Police confiscate 1,097 cars for being too noisy

Police chief warns drivers that even 'blasting out music to draw attention' will result in a fine

Some of more than 1,000 cars seized by Dubai Police during a clampdown on anti-social drivers and illegally modified vehicles. Courtesy: Dubai Police.
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Dubai Police have seized more than 1,000 cars after their owners caused disturbances while driving through residential areas.

In some cases, car owners had added power boosters  which increases the speed of a vehicle and makes engines louder.

A total of 1,097 cars were confiscated.

This came as part of a clampdown by officers at Bur Dubai Police Station, between February 11 and March 17, against anti-social drivers and illegally modified cars.

The campaign also focused on reckless driving and drivers performing stunts.

“Fining cars and motorbikes that cause [disturbances] aims to maintain road safety and to cut down the number of road deaths and casualties,” said Col Saif Al Mazrouei, Dubai’s traffic police chief.

The motorists fined represented nine different nationalities.

Col  Al Mazrouei warned young people against "negative behaviour".

 This includes "blasting out music to draw attention, as this is considered a straight-out violation to the law”, he said.