6 vehicles seized in 24 hours in UAE drive to catch reckless drivers
The penalty for reckless driving will result in a fine of Dh2,000, 23 black points, and 60 days of impoundment of the vehicle.
The Ras Al Khaimah Police seized six vehicles for reckless driving on Monday during an inspection held as part of a month-long campaign.
The month-long traffic safety campaign is aimed at spreading traffic awareness and promoting positive driver behaviours as part of the plan to make roads safer. The campaign also aims at catching drivers who violate traffic rules, especially late at night.
Major-General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the Ras Al Khaimah Police, said the vehicles seized during the inspection were driven by their owners recklessly, posing a threat to their safety and the safety of others.
Brigadier-General Dr Mohammad Saeed Al Hamidi, director-general of central operations, stressed that inspections would be carried out throughout the month, especially late at night. He called on all road users to adhere to all traffic laws and regulations.
Brigadier Dr Muhammad Saeed Lahmidi, general supervisor of the campaign, indicated that several field committees were formed to carry out inspection in the various internal and external roads of the emirate in remote areas.
Brigadier-General Al Hamidi warned motorists against driving recklessly and conducting races and stunt performances on roads, stressing that legal action would be taken against reckless drivers.
He explained that participating in rallies and parades, showing off stunt performances and drifting or gathering to watch such performances or even publishing videos of these actions and races on social media, would expose the people to legal accountability.
He urged young people to abide by the laws, demonstrate responsibility, loyalty and dedication to the love of the nation, by preserving private and public roads and properties, and not endangering their lives and the lives of others.
He stressed that the penalty for driving a vehicle in a manner that endangers the driver’s life or the lives of others, or that causes damage to public or private facilities will result in a fine of Dh2,000, 23 black points, and 60 days of impoundment of the vehicle.
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