Thousands of motorists fined in Dubai during National Day holidays

Police dealt with offences ranging from dangerous driving to unauthorised car parades

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , April 16– 2020 :- Dubai Police officer stopping the private vehicles and checking the movement permit near Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Dubai is conducting 24 hours sterilisation programme across all areas and communities in the Emirate and told residents to stay at home. UAE government told residents to wear face mask and gloves all the times outside the home whether they are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or not.  (Pawan Singh / The National) For News/Online/Instagram
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Dubai Police fined thousands of rule-breaking motorists and impounded dozens of cars during the National Day holidays.

Brig Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director general of Dubai Police's traffic department, said 3,556 fines were issued to motorists in Bur Dubai and Deira for a raft of offences during the long weekend to mark both Commemoration Day and the UAE's 49th National Day last week.

The senior officer said 128 cars were confiscated during the same period in the two areas.

“The violations included making random car parades, reckless driving, posing danger to road users, racing, and causing disturbance in residential neighbourhoods,” he said.

“In Bur Dubai, officers issued 2,488 fines and confiscated 95 cars, while in Deira 1,068 motorists were fined and 33 car were seized.”

He said the force had stepped up security and increased patrols during the holiday period.

“The aim was to reduce traffic accidents, boost security and ensure the public adhere to all precautionary measures related to the prevention of Covid-19.”