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Feeling Adventurous with Your Engine Roar? Be Prepared to Pay a Dh2000 Fine

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Judith Mariya

Published on February 29, 2024, 17:07:42


abu dhabi, car, noise, vehiclle, penalty, Police

If you enjoy revving your car engine while driving, brace yourself for a fine.

Abu Dhabi Police have issued a warning to drivers, advising against engaging in disruptive behaviours such as generating excessive noise from vehicles or any actions that disturb public peace and pose risks on the roads. Violators will face a fine of Dh2000 and 12 traffic points.

In addition to the warning, Abu Dhabi Police have released an awareness video emphasising the importance of refraining from driving vehicles that create excessive noise, urging motorists to avoid unnecessary honking and rapid acceleration.

The police highlighted that such disruptive activities are particularly prevalent in areas adjacent to sandy regions near residential zones, causing significant disturbance and anxiety among residents, especially vulnerable groups such as children, the sick, and the elderly.

The noise from vehicles disrupts public tranquility, leading to panic, tension and nervousness among motorists, pedestrians and residents.

Furthermore, Abu Dhabi Police urged motorcycle and vehicle operators to strictly adhere to safety and security measures, particularly in sandy locales and family camp areas.

Abu Dhabi Police warned of further legal measures against individuals who modify their vehicles without authorisation, invoking Article "73" for unauthorised engine or chassis modifications, which entails a fine of Dh1000, 12 traffic points, and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.

Under Law No. (5) of 2020 regarding the impoundment of vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, offenders may also be required to pay a Dh10,000 fee to release impounded vehicles, with the possibility of the vehicle being auctioned if fees are not paid within three months.

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