Water bikes, dhows seized for violations

DUBAI - The Port Police Station has seized 42 water bikes and four dhows in beaches at Umm Suqueim, Al Mamzar and Jebel Ali for non-registration and violation of rules.


Amira Agarib

Published: Tue 21 Jun 2011, 11:01 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:40 AM

Major Abdulla Al Mazyood, Acting Director of Port Police Station, said that the seizures came as part of the campaign by the port authorities to protect beachgoers from those who cause disturbance.

He said that the owners of bikes should ride their bikes in the specially allocated areas according to law number 3 of the year 2008, issued by the Dubai Executive Council. They should also oblige with safety measures and should not use the bikes in a way that endangers others’ life.

Driving a water bike without licence could draw a fine of Dh500 and seizure of the bike for two weeks for the first time, Dh1,000 fine plus seizure for a month for the second violation and Dh1,500 fine and seizure of bikes till issuance of the registration for the third time, he said.

A person riding a water bike without wearing life jacket would be imposed fines of Dh200, Dh400 and Dh600 respectively for the first, second and third instances of violations.

For riding outside the allocated areas a person would be fined Dh500 for the first violation and Dh1,000 for the second time. If the crime is repeated for a third time there will be a Dh1,500 fine and one month seizure of the vehicle.

Reckless drivers will be punished with fines of Dh500, Dh1,000 and Dh1,500 for their first, second and third violations respectively.

Driving licences that have expired for more than a month will fetch a fine of Dh200 for the first time and Dh400 plus two weeks seizure of the bike for the second time. If the violation is found repeating for a third time a fine of Dh600 will be levied and the bike will be confiscated till renewal of the registration. For overload riding, Dh500, Dh1,000 and Dh1,500 will be the fines.


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