4 Emiratis get community service for breaking traffic laws

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4 Emiratis get community service for breaking traffic laws
Photos of traffic law violators.

Abu Dhabi - Photos released of the young men serving their sentence.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Mon 3 Apr 2017, 5:20 PM

Last updated: Tue 4 Apr 2017, 6:41 PM

Four Emirati men have been ordered to maintain public parks and serve at petrol and filling stations for violating traffic laws.
The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution on Monday handed down the community service to men after the Baniyas Criminal Court convicted them of various traffic offences including reckless driving and endangering the lives of others.
Two of the Emiratis will work as pump attendants for three months while the other two men have been ordered to maintain public parks - one of them for two months and another three months. The public prosecution also ordered for the immediate start of the community service punishments and requested for monthly reports on the performance of the four convicted Emiratis, including their behavior, their discipline and their commitment to performing the community service.

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The public prosecutors oversee implementation of the community service and receive reports on the offenders' performance, according to the law.
If the convict fails to perform the community service well, prosecutors can refer him to court and be given a jail sentence similar to the period of the community service he had been handed.
The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department last month announced the rules and guidelines for the type of work that people ordered to do community service have to take on, as part of implementation of the 2016 federal law No 7.
The kind of works included cleaning streets, public squares, beaches, parks and natural sanctuaries, special needs care, transporting patients, cleaning and maintaining mosques, maintaining public parks and others. Authorities said the community service is replacing detention in minor crimes that otherwise do not exceed more than six months imprisonment of a fine.

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