267 Vehicles Impounded
in Abu Dhabi Last Year

ABU DHABI — The Traffic and Patrols Department of Abu Dhabi police impounded 267 vehicles last year and also fined their drivers Dh500 for throwing litter or spitting on the road while driving. The impounded cars were kept in police custody for a month. The motorists were also given four penal black points on their driving license.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 12:37 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:33 PM

The police action is in line with efforts of the Abu Dhabi police to further improve traffic regulation, civic discipline and public order in the capital.

Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Al Shehi, Director of the Capital Police Department, Directorate of Traffic and Patrols, said the department was stepping up its vigilance on both these counts.

Al Shehi said when a car is impounded the motorist would have to pay a Dh100 fine per day as long as it remains in police custody. This daily fine varies for cars in different sectors and the amount increases if it involves repeat offences.

The motorist is also required to give a sworn undertaking saying that he/she will not repeat the offence.

Motorists will also be fined and given black points on their driving license for illegal parking.

Parking in front of water hydrants and in parking slots reserved for people with special needs and fire engines, he added, would attract a Dh1,000 fine plus four black points.

Stopping in the middle of a road without a valid reason would result in a Dh500 fine and four black points.

Similarly, a Dh500 would be imposed on anyone caught stopping his vehicle in the yellow box area just beyond the traffic lights, or stopping while on a pedestrian crossing.


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