ABU DHABI 11 April, 2017: Five Emiratis and a national of another Arab Gulf country have been ordered by the community service public prosecution to work as a gas station attendant, clean the city’s streets, mosques, public libraries, public spaces for various periods as punishment for reckless driving, including drifting and racing on public roads.
Dubai was the first to order stunt drivers to do community service.
They were convicted in separate cases by the Bani Yas Punitive Court, the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution said.
The various punishments aim to promote public benefit while curbing irresponsible behaviour on roads, it added.
The sentences range from one to three months.
The punishment meted to one of the convicts was increased for drifting his car near a children’s playground.
– By Sheena Amos