No more Friday leniency for parking offences near Sharjah mosques

Parking in such a way that it blocks a road and or causes congestion is punishable with a fine of Dh500 and four black points.

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Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Thu 24 Oct 2013, 9:51 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:45 PM

Starting this Friday, the Sharjah Police will fine motorists whose vehicles are found parked in non-designated areas and blocking roads near mosques.

Khaleej TimesAhmed bin Darwish Director of the Patrols Department, said on every Friday, patrols will be deployed around mosques and roads leading to them to impose fines on those who park their cars improperly, blocking roads and causing congestions.

During the campaign, police officers and inspectors will not hesitate in fining motorists who park their vehicles haphazardly, possibly thinking they could do so as they are going to offer prayers in mosques, he said. Article 41 of the traffic law states that parking in such a way that it blocks a road and or causes congestion is punishable with a fine of Dh500 and four black points.

Bin Darwish said the police had organised a month-long awareness campaign warning people against improper parking. They distributed pamphlets educating the worshippers at mosques to park their cars in authorised spaces around mosques and give way for traffic. “Even the imams of mosques had warned people against random parking before the Friday noon prayer,” he added.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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