5 unlicensed drivers nabbed in Ras Al Khaimah

Top Stories

5 unlicensed drivers nabbed in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah - 26 vehicles were also impounded for being involved in serious traffic violations

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Thu 26 Jan 2017, 5:12 PM

Last updated: Fri 27 Jan 2017, 8:40 AM

The Ras Al Khaimah Police, as part of an intensive inspection campaign, have nabbed five unlicensed drivers in just two days.
According to a senior police officer, 26 vehicles were also impounded for being involved in serious traffic violations.
Brigadier Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Humaidi, director general of the central operations room, RAK police, said the regular inspections are part of the 'Eltizam' or Obligation traffic campaign.
"The campaign, in its second edition, is meant to bolster road users' safety and security, curb traffic violations, accidents and casualties."
Major Salem Mohammed Burqiba, head of the traffic inspection campaigns, said the Eltizam drive was launched on Tuesday.
"As many as 78 drivers were issued tickets in 48 hours for flouting traffic rules and regulations."
Up to 26 motorists were involved in hazardous violations, and had their vehicles impounded on the spot, he added.
"Five drivers, all young men, were stopped, and referred to the RAK traffic prosecution for driving without licence."
The RAK police have, meanwhile, started using quad bikes for boosting security at the sand areas, mainly the beaches.
Captain Rashid Balhon, manager of community police at the Maamura police station, said the RAK beaches attract a big number of visitors, tourists, and families.
"The quad bikes will also be deployed on the arterial Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed road where most families head for to enjoy the fine weather."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


More news from