Campaign to curb traffic violations

SHARJAH - Motorists, especially youngsters, involved in car speeding on exterior roads will have their vehicles seized by police for six months, but a repetition of the same offence will have the car impounded forever.

By A Correspondent

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Published: Wed 29 Oct 2003, 12:28 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 11:44 PM

This was announced by Colonel Saleh Ali Al Mutawa, Director General of Sharjah Police. He told reporters yesterday that an intensive plan had been prepared to cover interior and exterior roads to detect violations of all sorts.

He said inspection on highways would involve checkpoints round the clock. "This is meant to detect violations by speedsters turning highways into race tracks," said Col Mutawa. He said all sorts of traffic violations would be curbed with the new intensive campaign, including driving without licence, violating tinted glass rules and others. He said policemen were given orders to adopt a zero tolerance policy in dealing with offenders.

Col Mutawa said a six-month seizure period for the car of the offender would be an automatic penalty, and a repetition of the offence would mean the owner would be deprived of the car that will be impounded by traffic authorities.

He said the measures were needed to ensure that roads would not turn into racetracks. Officials said the phenomenon had assumed large proportions and such a strict action was needed to stem it.

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