5,000 cars seized in Ajman last year for violations

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5,000 cars seized in Ajman last year for violations

Ajman - The number of seized cars increased by nine per cent in 2015.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Sun 1 May 2016, 5:06 PM

Last updated: Sun 1 May 2016, 11:44 PM

The Ajman Police seized 5,052 vehicles last year for violating traffic rules and exposing people to danger.
Colonel Humaid Al Musaibi, Director of Traffic and Patrol at the Ajman Police, said the violations included jumping red lights, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to renew car registrations.
He added that 714 cars were caught jumping red lights, 507 vehicles were involved in serious traffic accidents, 373 were confiscated for driving without insurance, 272 for driving without licence, 266 for driving under the influence of alcohol, 206 for over-tinted windows, 164 for making illegal modification to create annoying sound, 155 for speeding, 76 for reckless driving, 70 for driving in the wrong direction and 78 for involvement in criminal cases.
The number of seized cars due to violations has increased by 9 per cent compared to 2014, in which 4,636 cars were seized.
The police will continue inspection campaigns targeting violators to ensure safety and security on the roads. "We also organised a week without fines, just to spread awareness among violators," he said.
The patrols are deployed in various areas to organise traffic movements and the police have also installed warning signboards on various streets.
Col Al Musaibi urged motorists to follow the rules to ensure safety on the road.

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