The Dubai Police have impounded over 1,200 vehicles under their ‘smart vehicle seizure’ scheme since November last year, authorities revealed on Saturday.
Under the scheme, vehicles that are ordered to be impounded over serious traffic violations can be kept outside the owner’s homes or a space designed by him/her. They are then fitted with a GPS tracking device that helps the police ensure they are not driven.
Captain Ahmed Mohamed bin Fahd from the police’s artificial intelligence department said: “The police designate a space of a few metres outside the home of the seized car’s owner. If the car moves beyond this, it would send an alert to the police and the confiscation period would increase.”
So far, the police have not recorded any instances of violations by owners of seized vehicles. “Dubai introduced these rules to allow people to keep their cars in good condition and reduce the number of seized vehicles in its impoundment lot,” Captain bin Fahd added.
By Amira Agarib/Dubai khaleejtimes.com