Woman caught racing with girls dangling out

Woman caught racing with girls dangling out

A civilian police patrol doing its regular rounds in Al Warqa area seized the car of an Arab woman who was performing road stunts and driving recklessly around 2am on Saturday.


Amira Agarib

Published: Wed 17 Oct 2012, 12:23 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:32 PM

The woman driver, in her late 20s, was accompanied by six girls, aged between six and 14 years, who were dangling from the vehicle’s windows. One of the girls, who had almost half of her body out of the window, nearly fell after she apparently slipped inside when the motorist made a U-turn at Al Warqa roundabout.

Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, Director of the General Department of Traffic, said the police patrol spotted the four-wheel Lexus being driven by the woman dangerously at a high speed with young girls swinging their bodies out of the vehicle’s windows as well as from the sunroof.

He said that woman driver had been driving at a high speed from Tripoli Road in the direction of Al Warqa roundabout and the police noticed two girls dangling from the window on the right side, another one from the left window and the fourth girl had half body up from the vehicle’s sunroof.

Maj-Gen Al Zafin said that the police did not chase or overtake to stop the woman driver as this could have led her to drive faster and more recklessly, endangering her as well as the lives of the girls. The police patrol just tailgated her car to protect them from other cars because had the woman sped up the vehicle, the children could have fallen down and hurt themselves.

The police waited till the car stopped and when they confronted the woman driver, she denied she drove in a risky way and said she was not aware that one of the girls was about to fall when she made the U-turn.

Maj-Gen Al Zafin said the Dubai Traffic Department was informed by other car drivers and passersby about the incident. The woman was referred to the police for further investigation and the vehicle seized.

The General Department of Traffic of the Dubai Police seized 24 vehicles whose owners were involved in racing, dangerous car stunts and causing noise pollution last weekend.


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