626 motorists booked for ‘noisy menace’ on roads

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 15 April 2018: According to the Abu Dhabi Police, 626 motorists were fined in the first quarter of 2018 for driving loud cars on the roads of the capital.

Lt. Colonel Khalifa Al Khilil, Head of Traffic Control at the Abu Dhabi Directorate for Traffic and Patrols, stated that driving a noisy car does not only harm people’s hearing, but can also affect the psychological and neurological state of motorists, who might become involved in road accidents.

He urged motorists, particularly young drivers, to avoid anti-social behaviour on the roads, and noted that some motorists have modified their car engines to amplify its sound while playing loud music, as well as to attract the attention of others, in defiance of traffic rules, said Wam.

According to the traffic law, motorists who commit this violation will be fined Dh2,000 and have 12 black points added to their traffic record.

Dubai impounds 9 cars

The Dubai Police General Command seized nine cars for violating the Traffic Law and endangering the lives of others at Al Qudra Street.

A group of young people drove their vehicles recklessly at crazy speeds and were driving on the opposite lane without plates. They were in a race and were posing a danger to road users, said a Dubai Police spokesperson.

He added that the head of the traffic registration department was immediately assigned to form a working team from the General Administration of Investigation and Criminal Investigation, the General Directorate of Traffic and the General Administration of Transport and Rescue to control the violators and seize the vehicles.

Dubai Police calls on drivers to abide by the traffic law and abide by the regulations and guidelines that have been put in place to protect road users and not to commit traffic violations for the safety of others.