What not to do when driving on Dubai roads


By Amira Agarib   www.khaleejtimes.com 

A new law in Dubai authorises the police to confiscate vehicles of drivers participating in street racing without obtaining prior permission.

1Motorcycles that are driven on road pavements that are meant only for pedestrians will also be confiscated.

Vehicles that have been impounded for racing on roads are required to pay a release amount of Dh100,000, while bikes seized for being driven on pavements need a release amount of Dh50,000, according to the decree.

A new decree regarding the seizure of vehicles in Dubai has been issued by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Decree No. (29) of 2015 aims at protecting life, property, ensuring traffic safety and reducing accidents.

The decree specifies the administrative and obligatory confiscation of vehicles.

The decree authorises the Commander in Chief of the Dubai Police, or his representative, based on the traffic control report, to confiscate the vehicle of any erring motorist according to the situations described in Annex Table of the decree. The confiscation period shall not exceed the specified time. More info