Dubai: Hundreds of vehicles with illegal speed boosters seized

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Filed on March 22, 2021
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Penalty for illegally modifying vehicles: Dh1,000 fine, 12 black points and 30-day impoundment.

The Dubai Police have confiscated 1,097 vehicles with illegal speed boosters.

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This came as part of a police campaign against illegally modified cars, which began on February 11. The campaign targeted vehicles with engines that were modified to make them louder and faster.

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The violators were of nine different nationalities.

Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic Police, said drivers often lose control over such vehicles, as the original body specifications and engine capacity don't match.

Such vehicles are deadly and have, in the past, caused fatal accidents.

The officer said the penalty for illegal modification is Dh1,000 fine, 12 black points and a 30-day impoundment.

Brigadier Abdullah Khadim Sorour, Director of Bur Dubai Police Station, said they confiscated 994 vehicles on Jumeirah Street; 79 on Al Wasl St; 21 on 2nd of December St; and three on Zabeel St.

Brig. Sorour stressed that road safety is everyone’s responsibility. “Together, we must unify efforts and maintain the safety and security of our roads."

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