A total of 5,163 cars have used Dubai Police’s smart impound system since January this year, an official announced on Friday.
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As many as 5,163 car owners have used Dubai Police's smart impound system since the beginning of this year. According to the officials, the system allows motorists to park their vehicles at home, instead of moving it to police yards.
The fee for the smart impound is Dh420. Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the General Directorate of Traffic at Dubai Police said, “Since it was launched in 2018, the smart impound system has helped motorists impound their cars outside their own villa or in their own parking lot.”
“The system has allowed motorists to keep their impounded vehicles at home instead of having them taken to police-designated impound yards,” Al Mazroui noted.
He explained: “After a motorist registers a request to use the smart impound, a team of technicians is sent to the vehicle’s location and a small device is fitted to the car with GPS technology that will enable the Police to know whether the car has moved or not. The car will be visible on a map in the command room and the device will send a notification if it moves.”