More than 400 cars impounded in Sharjah

A total of 427 vehicles with expired insurance or registration have been seized in the emirate since the beginning of the year.

SHARJAH // More than 400 cars have impounded by Sharjah Police as part of a crackdown on vehicles with expired registration.

A total of 427 vehicles with expired insurance or registration have been seized in the emirate since the beginning of the year.

Maj Ibrahim Bayat, acting head of Traffic and Patrols Department, said unregistered cars are a hazard.

“The annual car registration insures that the vehicles are in an adequate shape and can be operated on the emirate’s roads without endangering motorists,” he said.

Owners who fail to renew their vehicles registration are subject to a Dh400 fine according to Federal traffic laws, in addition to a Dh200 fine for driving an uninsured vehicle as well as being impounded.

“We urge motorists and owners to renew their vehicles registration, they are given a grace period of 30 days to renew their vehicles after the registration expires,” said Maj Bayat.

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