Wrongly-parked vehicles termed 'abandoned'; can be towed away


By Maryam Alyammahi  www.emirates247.com

Vehicles parked randomly on Dubai streets obstructing traffic flow and endangering the lives of motorists will be considered ‘abandoned’, according to Chief of RTA.

Maitha Bin Udai,CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency (SUPPLIED)
Maitha Bin Udai,CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency (SUPPLIED)

Maitha bin Udai, CEO, RTA, outlined several measures to maintain road safety and ensure motorists enjoy driving. The agency will tow away abandoned vehicles, she said and added that heavy vehicles that do not carry number plates or those that do not have valid documents will be also be considered abandoned.

Similarly, if vehicles are found parked wrongly on the streets hindering traffic flow, they will be considered abandoned, Maitha said and added that any vehicle found violating Traffic Law No 92 of 1995 will be termed abandoned.
The number of abandoned vehicle on Dubai streets reduced significantly last year. In 2011, 1,100 cars were found abandoned, while there were just 687 cars abandoned in 2012 – a decline of 37.5 per cent. More info