20 cars seized, 130 others fined in crackdown on reckless driving in Sharjah
October 23, 2017 Share

20 cars seized, 130 others fined in crackdown on reckless driving in Sharjah

Youngsters caught racing, performing stunts with modified vehicles in residential areas

Sharjah: Sharjah Police have seized 20  vehicles and violated 130 others  during a campaign against reckless driving in residential areas and highways roads during October .

Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Al Kay  , deputy  director of the Traffic and Patrol Department at Sharjah Police, said the police have intensified efforts to prevent motorists from disturbing peace in neighbourhoods.

“The culprits were organising illegal rallies and performing stunts on the roads and causing chaos and panic among other motorists,” Liet.Col. Al Kay said.

Confiscated vehicles included cars whose engines were modified to make loud noise.

“Modified vehicles cause disturbance to residents and also pose a safety hazard to other motorists and, ultimately, these drivers put their own lives at risk,” he added.

He said the police had received several complaints from the public about teenagers annoying them at night by racing in noisy vehicles and endangering other road users.

“We have to take strict measures against them to deter others from similar behaviour, and the department is determined to end this practice to make the roads safer,” he added

Sharjah Police will not tolerate any incidents of road rage and harassment and will take strict measures against reckless drivers, he said.


Meanwhile,  Brigadier General Saif  Ziri Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, pointed out that police will exclude vehicles that coming from agency and making loud sounds because the sound was  within their specifications from the Agency while the oridnary vehicles which their engines modifies to make loud voices and increase its speed will be violated according to the Federal Traffic Law .

The decision was taken based on suggestions and complaints came from owners of such vehicles .

Brig. Al Shamsi said the traffic officer will examine the vehicle first before issuing the fine ,then the motorist will be given appointment to visit the traffic department  in order the examine the vehicle by special committee , in case the motorists has objection on the decision , then the vehicle will b examined by second committee )Neutral Committee).



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