UAE - The Dubai Police have confiscated 50 vehicles for drifting and reckless driving.
The vehicles were spotted by police traffic patrols after gathering information on the motorists, whose actions put lives at risk by turning the streets into a race track, and took appropriate legal action towards them.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, has warned against drifting and street racing as it seriously endangers the lives of everyone on the road.
"Some motorists are ignorant of the deadly consequences of drifting and racing in unauthorized places. Losing control of vehicles will result in serious injuries. Traffic Patrols are instructed to take a zero-tolerance approach to high-speed drivers taking part in illegal street races," Brig. Al Mazrouei added.
Director of the General Department of Traffic stated that penalty has been intensified according to decree No. (29) of 2015 Concerning Impoundment of Vehicles in the Emirate of Dubai, driving a vehicle in a way that jeopardizes driver's or other people's lives or their safety or security will incur a fine of Dh12,000, 23 black points and impounding of the vehicle for a period of 60 days.
Motorists will also be fined for Dh12,000 and 12 black points for driving noisy vehicles and causing disturbances to residents. Running away from the traffic policeman will incur a fine of Dh10,000, 12 black points and impounding of the vehicle for 30 days.
Brigadier Al Mazrouei appealed to drivers and the people to cooperate with the police in ensuring traffic safety. He encouraged people to report any traffic violation on the Dubai Police's 901 hotline.
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