Old vehicle owners urged to follow rules

ABU DHABI — Owners of vehicles that are 20 years old or more should follow the rules when disposing of the aged vehicles, advised Lieutenant-Colonel Mohammed Maiouf Al Kotbi, Director, Department of Licensing of Vehicles and Drivers in Abu Dhabi Police.

By Adel Arafah (Our staff reporter)

Published: Fri 18 Jul 2008, 1:38 AM

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

He said the owners of old cars should clear all the pending formalities with the municipality and the traffic police before seeking cancellation of the car's ownership. If the vehicle is being sold to a scrapyard for dismantling the owner of the car should furnish a purchase document issued by the scrapyard, he added. Lt-Col. Kotbi should submit the document issued by the scrapyard to the Department of Licensing along with the vehicle's ownership proof and the plate number where it will be finally cancelled at a fee of Dh200.

For exporting the vehicle the owner must first get a cargo contract with a licensed shipping company and then approach the Department of Licensing with the shipping company contract, vehicle ownership proof and the number plate. The vehicle will cancelled at a fee of Dh300. However, no export duty will be charged by the Customs, he stated.

Lt-Col. Al Kotbi said that the car owners should not ignore the cancellation formalities and warned that cars abandoned in public areas would be moved to the scrapyard at the owner's expense.


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