UAE police issue warning to parents, legal action will be taken against violators

"Leaving children unattended in parked vehicles is an act of negligence punishable by law," Dubai Police said

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Dubai Police officer checking driver ID and driving licence near by Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Dubai Police officer checking driver ID and driving licence near by Jumeirah Lake Towers.

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Police have issued fresh warnings against parents leaving their children unattended in parked cars while shopping or for any other reason. This is a crime punishable by law, they reiterated.

"Leaving children unattended in parked vehicles is an act of negligence punishable by law," Dubai Police said on Saturday. Legal action will be taken against violators.

Authorities have reported several previous incidents of kids getting trapped in cars or sleeping children being forgotten in the back seat. And in a number of occasions, these have resulted in tragedies.

There have been continuous warnings and intensive awareness campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of leaving kids in cars.

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