76 ‘bad’ drivers lose licences in Al Ain

The Al Ain Traffic and Patrols Division of the Abu Dhabi Police seized 76 drivers’ licences last month, while two other driving licences were cancelled for breaking traffic rules.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 18 Aug 2013, 1:05 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:43 PM

Head of Al Ain Traffic Section Major Salah Abdullah Al Hemeiri said: “The reasons for confiscating the said drivers’ licences was that they had reached the upper limit of 24 black points for committing traffic offences.”

Dangerous violations such as driving a vehicle without a registration plate, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and not stopping after causing an accident that resulted in injuries, can get the driver to get straight 24 black points and the vehicle would be impounded for two months.

Also, the same number of black points are applicable on dangerous overtaking done by trucks plus it would also lead to the truck being impounded for two months, Al Hemeiri said.

Driving a vehicle in a way which poses a danger to others, such as drag racing on roads, attracts 12 black points and a 30 day car seizure.

Al Hemeiri said drivers who racked up 24 black points had their driving licences withheld for three months for the first offence, six months for the second offence and a whole year if the offence is repeated a third time - with the potential that the driver could lose his licence forever thereafter. -news@khaleejtimes.com

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