Dubai: 456 vehicles confiscated in 3 weeks for being too noisy

The move was part of a traffic campaign that was launched last month to control such violations

  
Traffic in Dubai, Garhoud, Maktoum, United Arab Emirates.

Traffic in Dubai, Garhoud, Maktoum, United Arab Emirates.

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Dubai Police on Wednesday announced the seizure of 456 modified vehicles and motorcycles for being noisy and causing disturbances in residential areas.

The move was part of a traffic campaign that was launched last month to control such violations.

Brigadier General Abdullah Khadim Sorour Al-Umar, Director of Bur Dubai Police Station, said that the ongoing campaign resulted in the seizure of 348 vehicles and 108 bicycles over a period of three weeks.

He explained that the campaign aims to monitor road safety, reduce deaths, preserve property and safety of road users, and control traffic violations — especially those related to illegally modifying vehicle engines, reckless driving and road stunts, in addition to loud sound systems in vehicles or motorcycles.

Al-Umar urged motorists, especially young ones, to refrain from negative behaviour on the road, such as driving noisy vehicles or engaging in illegal activities to show off or attract attention.

He pointed out that Dubai Police carries out several campaigns to raise awareness within the community — especially among young people — about the dangers of these modified vehicles.

He stressed that traffic safety is a duty and responsibility shared by all without exception.

 

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