Video: Dubai Police seize 24 cars, bikes used to perform stunts in rain; drivers fined Dh50,000

Some passengers are even seen standing on pickup trucks or with half their bodies poking out of speeding cars' windows

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Published: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 11:34 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Nov 2023, 11:47 PM

The Dubai Police have seized and impounded 19 cars and five motorcycles after drivers were caught performing dangerous stunts and causing chaos in Al Ruwayyah during rainy weather.

In a shocking video shared by the authorities on Saturday, the modified vehicles — some with blinking neon lights — were seen drifting, spinning, and parading on a road as rain lashed the emirate.

Some passengers are even seen standing on pickup trucks or with half their bodies poking out of speeding cars' windows.

Here's the video:

Despite repeated police warnings on following traffic rules, especially during unstable weather, "there remains a certain degree of unawareness among a segment of motorists who indulged in chaotic and reckless behaviour", said Maj-Gen Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police.

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Performing such reckless stunts is a serious traffic violation in the UAE. In Dubai, a Dh50,000 fine is slapped on drivers whose cars were impounded due to dangerous behaviour.

Besides the impoundment penalty, driving in a manner that endangers lives is also punishable by a Dh2,000 fine, 23 black points and 60-day impoundment.

Thirty-five fines were issued against the motorists involved in the stunts, according to Maj-Gen Al Mazrui. Among the recorded violations were engaging in stunts; reckless driving; causing excessive noise; and sticking heads out of a moving car.

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