22 trucks impounded in RAK for violating rules

RAS AL KHAIMAH - The Police Traffic and Licensing Department in Ras Al Khaimah has impounded 22 trucks with worn-out tyres for violating traffic rules and regulations.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail (Our staff reporter)

Published: Tue 22 Jul 2008, 1:43 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:13 PM

Major Shaikh Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chief of the Traffic Patrol Section at the RAK Traffic and Licensing Department, said these trucks were checked by the traffic patrol officials in different areas of the emirate during an inspection campaign which started on Saturday evening. Mechanical condition of the vehicles was also checked by the inspectors apart from other things.

A fine of Dh200 was imposed on each truck owner and the trucks were impounded for a period of 7 days.

Shaikh Mohammed said that the Police had warned all motorists to get new tyres for their vehicles during this period of high temperature to avoid accidents as the roads were sizzling hot and could easily damage the worn-out tyres.

"Tyre related problems and windshield damages claims increase in summer. The heat causes the pressure in a tyre to rise which leads to tyre bursts in summer," he added.

According to Shaikh Mohammed, although speeding and negligent and reckless driving are counted as the main reasons for accidents, other factors such as tyre bursts especially in case of worn-out tyres, engine fire and cracked windshields are among the other hazards during peak summer.

He advised the motorists to be careful while driving and take special care for vehicles to prevent accidents.

He said they should make sure that their vehicles’ engine, tyres and cooling systems are in proper condition.


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