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Dubai Police -vehicles seized for illegal modifications

Latest News Dubai 25 Mar 23
Dubai Police -vehicles seized for illegal modifications
Up to Dh2,000 fine: Dubai Police seize more than 1,000 vehicles over illegal modifications.
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
25 March 2023, 12:00 AM
End Time
30 April 2023, 12:00 AM

Dubai Police confiscated 1,195 vehicles in 2022 that violated traffic laws by being heavily modified with power boosters to increase the engine speed, and disturbing residents. The police also issued fines to 4,533 vehicles in the same area.

Addressing the press conference held at Dubai Police Headquarters, Brigadier General Juma Salem bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of the General Department of Traffic stated that since the beginning of 2023, the Dubai Police have seized 250 vehicles and penalised 327 for causing a change in the vehicle's engine. They have also impounded 19 vehicles and violated 230, for driving a vehicle that causes noise.

During inspection campaigns police carried out in 2022, they impounded 1,079 vehicles and penalised 2,361 for making a change in the vehicle’s engine or the base (chassis) without a licence. The police also impounded 116 vehicles and penalised 2,172 vehicles for causing noise.

He said that Dubai Police patrols are active across the emirate, focusing on curbing these improper behaviours that negatively affect road users, children, the elderly, and patients.

The official confirmed that the Dubai Police are carrying out continuous inspection campaigns to penalise drivers who manipulate and modify vehicle engines.

The official indicated that the punishment for changing the vehicle’s engine or the base (chassis) without a licence amounts to a Dh1,000 fine, 12 traffic points, and the vehicle to be seized for 30 days. The punishment for driving a vehicle that causes noise amounts to a Dh2,000 fine and 12 traffic points.

He also explained that dangerous violations include sudden deviation of the vehicle, skipping the red light, exceeding the prescribed speed limit, entering the road without making sure that it is clear, driving a vehicle in a way that endangers his life or the lives of others, loading the light vehicle in a way that poses a danger to people and driving a vehicle with a single-number plate.

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